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OUTBermuda: ‘Our Lawsuit Has One Aim’

OUTBermuda: ‘Our Lawsuit Has One Aim’

Following the closing arguments in the legal challenge to the Domestic Partnership Act in the Supreme Court, OUTBermuda extended their thanks to Maryellen Jackson, Sylvia Hayward Harris, Dr. Gordon Campbell, Chai T, Wesley Methodist Church, Julia and Judith Aidoo-Saltus, Douglas NeJaime, Carnival Corporation and lawyer Rod Attride-Stirling. The case... Read more of this article

SSM Legal Case Continues In Supreme Court

SSM Legal Case Continues In Supreme Court

[Written by Don Burgess] “I don’t want to be separate but equal; I want to be equal!” Those are the words of Maryellen Jackson whose testimony was read in Supreme Court advocating that same-sex couples should be allowed to be married. The case is being brought in response to the legislation of Parliament last year that took away the right of... Read more of this article

Same Sex Marriage Legal Challenge Continues

Same Sex Marriage Legal Challenge Continues

[Written by Don Burgess] The case against the Domestic Partnership Act began in Supreme Court this week in front of Chief Justice Dr Ian Kawaley. The gallery of the courtroom had more than a dozen onlookers who heard Mark Pettingill argue that for people whose orientation is gay and “I want to marry a man and this proposed law destroys that dream.” Mr... Read more of this article

Same Sex Marriage Legal Challenge Underway

Same Sex Marriage Legal Challenge Underway

[Updated] The ‘Roderick Ferguson et al vs the Attorney General’ legal matter is listed on the Court schedule to begin today [May 21], with the case set to challenge the Domestic Partnership Act. Same sex marriage was initially legalised in Bermuda following a Supreme Court decision in May 2017, with Greg DeRoche and Winston Godwin successfully... Read more of this article

OUTBermuda Advocate Speaks With HRC

OUTBermuda Advocate Speaks With HRC

The US-based Human Rights Campaign recently interviewed OUTBermuda Board of Directors Deputy Chairperson Zakiya Johnson Lord about their campaign. In the interview Zakiya Johnson Lord said, “OUTBermuda began because many LGBTQ Bermudians–myself included–who were partnered with non-Bermudians experienced discrimination. We wanted to highlight... Read more of this article

Bryant Questions UK Govt On SSM In Territories

Bryant Questions UK Govt On SSM In Territories

British Labour MP Chris Bryant continues to question the British Government about same sex marriage in the British Overseas Territories, this time asking “what steps the Government is taking to ensure that all homosexual citizens in British Overseas Territories have access to the institution of marriage.”According to the Hansard from April... Read more of this article

May ‘Deeply Regrets’ Laws Being Introduced

May ‘Deeply Regrets’ Laws Being Introduced

“Theresa May has said that she ‘deeply regrets’ Britain’s historical legacy of anti-gay laws across the Commonwealth as its 53 leaders gathered in London for their annual summit,” the Guardian has reported. “The prime minister urged the Commonwealth nations to overhaul outdated, colonial-era legislation that treats more... Read more of this article

Couple Challenging Cayman’s Law On SSM

Couple Challenging Cayman’s Law On SSM

A couple plan to challenge the law prohibiting same sex marriage in the Cayman Islands, taking legal action after their application for a marriage licence was rejected by Cayman officials. The Cayman News Service reported, “A woman from the Cayman Islands and her fiancée are taking legal action after their application for a marriage licence... Read more of this article

BBC Release Documentary On SSM In Bermuda

BBC Release Documentary On SSM In Bermuda

A BBC documentary titled “Bermuda’s Change of Heart” explores the island’s laws on same sex marriage, calling the repeal “a radical change of events.” The documentary’s description says, “In a radical turn of events – Bermuda has become the first country in the world to repeal same-sex marriage. “In... Read more of this article

Kevin Dallas On SSM, LGBTQ Travel & More

Kevin Dallas On SSM, LGBTQ Travel & More

Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO Kevin Dallas has given a wide ranging interview to the Gay Star News website, telling them that “as a gay Bermudian, I feel pretty lucky to have been born here,” and “despite this more recent setback, Bermuda’s track record on advancing LGBT rights in the last 20 years is pretty good.” The Tourism... Read more of this article

Video: CNN Interview Zakiya Johnson Lord

Video: CNN Interview Zakiya Johnson Lord

OUTBermuda’s Zakiya Johnson Lord recently appeared on the CNN programme ‘Quest Means Business’, discussing the organisation’s lawsuit challenging the Domestic Partnership Act. OUTBermuda and Maryellen Jackson filed legal action in the Bermuda Supreme Court seeking an order declaring that provisions that “have the effect of... Read more of this article

Carnival Supporting New SSM Legal Action

Carnival Supporting New SSM Legal Action

OUTBermuda and Maryellen Jackson have filed legal action in the Bermuda Supreme Court seeking an order declaring that provisions that “have the effect of revoking same-sex marriage” are in contravention of the Bermuda Constitution, with the local legal action — which marks the second filed about the matter — being supported... Read more of this article

Video: Boris Johnson On Bermuda & DPA Bill

Video: Boris Johnson On Bermuda & DPA Bill

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he had a “long conversation with the Premier of Bermuda” about same sex marriage. This was stated as Mr Johnson responded to a question from British MP Chris Bryant, who has been an outspoken critic of the Domestic Partnership Act, bringing it up multiple times in both British Parliament and... Read more of this article