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SSM Court Appeal To Be Heard In November

SSM Court Appeal To Be Heard In November

On November 7 – 9 “we are back in court as the Bermuda Government has regrettably not accepted the constitutional ruling of Chief Justice Ian Kawaley,” activist Tony Brannon said. Chief Justice Dr Ian Kawaley ruled in favour of same sex marriage in June of this year, with the judgement saying that the provisions of the Domestic... Read more of this article

Video: House Of Lords Discuss SSM In Territories

Video: House Of Lords Discuss SSM In Territories

British politicians continue to discuss same-sex marriage in British Overseas Territories, with the matter raised in the House of Lords yesterday [July 23] with the British Government asked “what steps they are taking to enable citizens to enter into a same-sex marriage in British Overseas Territories.”The question from Baroness Barker in... Read more of this article

12 Local & Maritime Same Sex Marriages In 2017

12 Local & Maritime Same Sex Marriages In 2017

Of the 892 marriages — both local and maritime — processed through the Registry General last year, twelve were same-sex marriages, with ten taking place in Bermuda, and two on Bermuda registered ships.Marriage Statistics  This is according to the Annual Report of the Registry General for the year ended December 31st, 2017, which was tabled... Read more of this article

Govt Files Appeal In Same Sex Marriage Case

Govt Files Appeal In Same Sex Marriage Case

[Updated] Government confirmed this morning [July 5] that they have filed an appeal in the same sex marriage legal case, adding that they “look forward to having this matter heard by the Court of Appeal.”Chief Justice Dr Ian Kawaley ruled in favour of same sex marriage earlier last month, with the judgement saying that the provisions... Read more of this article

Daily Show: SSM Law Changes Due To Triangle

Daily Show: SSM Law Changes Due To Triangle

The island’s changing laws on same-sex marriage can be attributed to the Bermuda Triangle according to the Daily Show with Trevor Noah, with the comedian saying that legislation gets passed in Parliament and then lost in the Triangle before being retrieved again. The segment on the popular television show begins with a clip of a news anchor proclaiming... Read more of this article

OBA: SSM Appeal Is Retrograde, Wastes Money

OBA: SSM Appeal Is Retrograde, Wastes Money

The Government’s plan to appeal the court ruling on the Domestic Partnership Act is a “retrograde step that could waste hundreds of thousands of dollars,” the OBA said today, adding that “surely it is time to say ‘enough’ and move on and stop wasting taxpayers’ money.” Court Ruling Chief Justice Dr Ian Kawaley ruled in... Read more of this article

Organisers Choose Sweden As New Location

Organisers Choose Sweden As New Location

The Geoscience & Society Summit — which was originally scheduled to be held in Bermuda this year but was cancelled with organisers citing the Domestic Partnerships Act — will now be held in Sweden next year. This was announced by the organisers, who said, “The American Geophysical Union and Geology and the Public Interest have... Read more of this article

HRC Pleased By Court Judgment On SSM

HRC Pleased By Court Judgment On SSM

The Human Rights Commission said they are “pleased by the outcome of the recent court decision and judgment” on same sex marriage and are “equally as heartened” to read that the judgment “stressed the importance of the acknowledgment and protection for competing rights.” Earlier this week, Chief Justice Dr Ian Kawaley... Read more of this article

PM “Pleased” Govt Plan To Appeal SSM Ruling

PM “Pleased” Govt Plan To Appeal SSM Ruling

Preserve Marriage said they are “pleased that the Government, subject to legal advice has already announced its plan to appeal” the Court decision on same sex marriage, with the group saying “it is astonishing to see that the Chief Justice has made a decision in contradiction to Bermuda’s democratic process.” Court Rules For... Read more of this article

Ferguson & Jackson: Court Win Was ‘Amazing’

Ferguson & Jackson: Court Win Was ‘Amazing’

Speaking after yesterday’s court ruling in favour of same sex marriage, the applicants Rod Ferguson and Maryellen Jackson called the win “amazing,” while their fellow applicant OUTBermuda said, “Love wins again! Our hearts and hopes are full, thanks to this historic decision by our Supreme Court.” Same sex marriage was initially... Read more of this article

Court Rules In Favour Of SSM, Govt To Appeal

Court Rules In Favour Of SSM, Govt To Appeal

[Updating | Summary]Court ruled in favour of same sex marriage, said aspects of the Domestic Partnership Act that revoked same sex marriage rights are invalid. Court ordered a 6 week stay, so the ruling will not take effect immediately Following the ruling, the Minister of Home Affairs said the “Government will be appealing subject to any legal... Read more of this article

SSM Judgment Scheduled For Wednesday

SSM Judgment Scheduled For Wednesday

According to this week’s court schedule, the judgment in the “Roderick Ferguson et al. v The Attorney General” matter is due to be delivered on Wednesday [June 6], with the case having challenged the laws regarding same sex marriage. Same sex marriage was initially legalised in Bermuda following a Supreme Court decision in May 2017,... Read more of this article

Closing Arguments Heard In SSM Legal Case

Closing Arguments Heard In SSM Legal Case

[Written by Don Burgess] “This saga will one day form part of our history, win or lose and there is a right side and wrong side of history.” Those were part of lawyer Rod Attride-Stirling’s closing arguments in Supreme Court in the case regarding the Domestic Partnership Act. The case is being brought in response to the legislation of Parliament... Read more of this article