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Column: ‘Another Appeal Not In Best Interests’

Column: ‘Another Appeal Not In Best Interests’

[Opinion column written by OUTBermuda Directors Chen Foley & Zakiya Johnson Lord] OUTBermuda has considered the judgment of the Court of Appeal relating to the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry. We believe the Court achieved the right outcome, and that its decision is legally sound. Furthermore, we do not believe an appeal to the Privy Council... Read more of this article

QC In Same Sex Marriage Appeal Cost $61K

QC In Same Sex Marriage Appeal Cost $61K

The cost to the Government for the services of James Guthrie QC for the recent same sex marriage appeal were just over $61,000 – his legal costs were $53,339.80, and his travel and accommodation costs were $7,848.21, the Government said this morning.A Government spokesperson said, “The Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban would like to... Read more of this article

Column: Let It Be End Of Embarrassing Crusade

Column: Let It Be End Of Embarrassing Crusade

[Opinion column written by Dwayne Robinson] The Government sustained another legal defeat as the courts rule in favour of same sex marriage. We have heard both sides of this issue, everyone is entitled to their opinions, and beliefs. However, every citizen is owed all the rights and privileges afforded to them in the land they are born. How can marriage... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With Lawyer On SSM Case

Video: Interview With Lawyer On SSM Case

Lawyer Rod Attride Stirling is speaking with Bernews this morning [Nov 28], sitting down for a live interview with journalist Don Burgess to discuss about recent same sex marriage legal case, and you can tune in and watch below. Mr Attride-Stirling — who represented five of the six clients the Bermuda Government took to the Court of Appeal –... Read more of this article

Preserve Marriage On Latest SSM Court Decision

Preserve Marriage On Latest SSM Court Decision

The Courts “continue to disregard the laws passed by the newly elected government, that upheld the views of the people of Bermuda, that the union of marriage should be reserved for one man and one woman,” Preserve Marriage said today. Background Their comments follow after Bermuda’s Court of Appeal handed down their ruling on Friday, with... Read more of this article

Anderson: ‘Ecstatic & Overwhelmed By Decision’

Anderson: ‘Ecstatic & Overwhelmed By Decision’

“When I first heard the news I was ecstatic and overwhelmed by this decision, and I hope that this is going to bring closure to what has been a very challenging situation,” Mark Anderson said. His comments follows after Bermuda’s Court of Appeal handed down their ruling on Friday, with the Court dismissing the Government’s appeal, marking... Read more of this article

‘Ecstatic, It’s A Great Win, Amazing, Love Wins’

‘Ecstatic, It’s A Great Win, Amazing, Love Wins’

[Written by Don Burgess] Bermuda’s LGBTQ community were absolutely ecstatic with the Court of Appeals decision to uphold same-sex marriage in Bermuda. Winston Godwin-DeRoche was one of a packed gallery who applauded and cheered when the Court of Appeals dismissed government’s case. Last year he and his now-husband Greg Godwin-DeRoche won... Read more of this article

Attride-Stirling: ‘This Sets A Massive Precedent’

Attride-Stirling: ‘This Sets A Massive Precedent’

[Written by Don Burgess] The victory in Bermuda by same-sex marriage advocates is likely to spark similar decisions elsewhere, according to a leading local lawyer involved in the case. “This is precedent-setting,” said Rod Attride-Stirling who represented five of the six clients the Bermuda Government took to the Court of Appeal. “Northern... Read more of this article

‘Govt Will Determine Its Next Steps In 21 Days’

‘Govt Will Determine Its Next Steps In 21 Days’

“The judgment of the Court is being considered and the Government will determine its next steps within the prescribed period of 21 days in which any application for leave to appeal must be made,” Attorney General Kathy-Lynn Simmons said today. This follows after Bermuda’s Court of Appeal handed down their ruling this morning [Nov 23],... Read more of this article

Court Dismisses Government Appeal On SSM

Court Dismisses Government Appeal On SSM

[Updating] Bermuda’s Court of Appeal handed down their ruling this morning [Nov 23], with loud applause and cheers heard in the room as the ruling was read out, with the Court dismissing the Government’s appeal. In effect, this means the Court has upheld the previous ruling which allowed for same sex marriage. Same sex marriage was initially... Read more of this article

Court: Same Sex Marriage, Constitution, Appeal

Court: Same Sex Marriage, Constitution, Appeal

[Written by Don Burgess] Is the Domestic Partnership Act a breach to the fundamental rights of LGBTQ Bermudians who want to be legally married? Mark Pettingill, who represents Roderick Ferguson, addressed that issue before the Court of Appeals on Friday morning. The other five defendants – OUTBermuda, Maryellen Jackson, Dr Gordon Campbell, Sylvia... Read more of this article

Court: Same Sex Marriage Appeal Begins

Court: Same Sex Marriage Appeal Begins

[Written by Don Burgess] Government’s opening salvos were fired yesterday [Nov 7] in the Court of Appeals in hopes of overturning the same-sex marriage ruling. Soft-spoken QC James Guthrie made his arguments for the Government against the case brought by Roderick Ferguson, and for the Government against five others; OUTBermuda, Maryellen Jackson,... Read more of this article

‘We Have One Aim, Equality Under The Law’

‘We Have One Aim, Equality Under The Law’

“We have one aim: equality under the law for all loving Bermuda couples and our families,” OUTBermuda said as the organisation prepares for the appeal in the same sex marriage case, which is set to get underway this Wednesday. “This week, Bermuda’s Court of Appeal has scheduled three days for oral arguments in the appeal of the nation’s... Read more of this article