Clinton & HRC Tweet About Bermuda/SSM

November 8, 2017

[Written by Don Burgess]

The world organisation Human Rights Campaign tweeted that the Bermuda Government was “despicable” for trying to repeal same-sex marriage.

That social media message caught the attention of Chelsea Clinton – the daughter of former US President Bill Clinton and US Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton – who then retweeted it to her 2 two million followers.

The Human Rights Campaign [HRC] tweeted “DESPICABLE: @HRC condemns government effort to repeal marriage equality in Bermuda.”

Chelsea Clinton tweet Bermuda Nov 8 2017

Ms Clinton then retweeted it, adding “We must work to both advance & protect progress on marriage equality & equal rights broadly:”

Her tweet has received more than 3,000 likes, 553 retweets and 96 comments as of 7:30am this morning, while the original tweet had 132 likes.

HRC tweet Bermuda Nov 8 2017

Mr Brannon said “Thank you #HRC – There is a very real and present danger to equality for the #LGBT community in Bermuda due to the new governments [sic] legislation that would strip away same-sex marriage. The 1st country on the planet to do so.”

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  1. Peter says:

    BDA famous 4 all the wrong reasons first the paradise papers then this ?

    • Anonymous says:

      Sometimes standing up for whata right means standing alone.

      • What? says:

        So what you’re saying is that it is OK to discriminate? Tell someone what they believe in is wrong? Take away their human rights?

      • Rada Gast says:

        And sometimes standing alone indicates you are completely out of touch.

      • d says:

        You are missing the point. It is not about standing alone, it is about BDA being left behind while the rest of the world moves in the right direction. We hear our Premier in the news all the time talking about equality. Shouldn’t it be equality for all and not just some?

      • Mike Hind says:

        Note the usual refusal to engage from these bigots.
        They know they’re in the wrong, but still come and post hate, then ride off on their high horses.

        Disgusting and bad for our country.

        Shame on you.

      • Quian says:

        Exactly! I stand with you, thank you…

  2. Joe Bloggs says:

    If I may borrow from Sylvester the cat, “that’s despicable!”

  3. jim bob says:

    With all the attention on paradise papers I guess they feel now might be the right time to pass the legislation banning same sex marriage……

    Government should make laws. Courts should interpret them. Marriage is not a human right at the same time Bermuda must make provisions to recognize same sex partnerships which is what they are going to do.

  4. puzzled says:

    The world of the real PLP.

  5. BOOM says:

    how to go PLP and MP Flip Flop you screwed us again with your despicable blind ignorance

  6. Mr Walton Brown's Legacy says:

    The Hon Minister will take his place in history.

  7. Silence Do Good says:

    Both the OBA and PLP are to blame. Both pander to special interest groups instead of doing their job of making our society a better place for all. Instead both parties continue to divide the island alone bigotry and hate for others. It is all a silly little game we play with each other because we have no real problems.

    Variety is the spice of life and life comes in all different shapes and colors. What people do in their bedroom is now a topic of conversation and everyone has a personal view point and feels it must be hammered into others who don’t see it as a problem.

    All I know is this puts a hold on my plans for multiple spouses. Living in Bermuda it takes several contributing incomes to survive and those spouse have a right to be protected under law once I’m gone.

  8. Unbelievable says:

    I still have no idea how Walton Brown and Wayne Furbert can call the gay members of the PLP equals; those inside the House of Parliament, Alaska Hall and their constituents.

    It’s mind boggling.

  9. Honestly says:

    My question equality yes but why do they feel the need to get married in Bermuda! I will oppose. We are not like the rest of the world. Don’t try to change Bermuda for your needs!!

    • bdaboy says:

      “why do they feel the need to get married in Bermuda! ”

      Why did you feel the need to get married in Bermuda?

      “Don’t try to change Bermuda for your needs!!”

      Don’t try to tell me how to live my life….don’t you get this? Are you really that selfish and ignorant that you believe what you wrote? Disgusting.

    • Hmmmm says:

      So same sex couples have to leave their own country to be married because you don’t feel like they should be afforded the same rights as you an be able to get married in their own country. Listen to yourself. Ps Marriage is a civil act, weddings are the ceremony of the church. Educate self of the difference.

    • Mike Hind says:

      Why should they NOT get married in Bermuda?
      If you’re for equality, why not let them get married here?

      And the only people trying to change things for their needs are Messrs. Brown and Furbert and anyone trying to get rid of Marriage Equality.

      Not that I expect an answer…

    • Real Deal says:

      Bermuda is another world. we don’t need to follow the rest.

      • Jim T says:

        Hey Real Deal, maybe u should leave Bermuda…..

      • Mike Hind says:

        Exactly. PM and their talking heads keep pushing a “the rest of the world doesn’t have ssm “ argument.
        You’re so right. We shouldn’t be like the rest of the world. We should be the ones to show what equality looks like!

  10. junior burchall says:

    Some thoughts:

    Chelsea’s daddy was – like all u.s. presidents, brother Barack included – a zealous defender and bloodthirsty champion of capitalism, imperialism and white supremacy. His ruthless domestic and foreign policy initiatives served to destabilize inner city communities across the u.s. and the Global South and create the conditions whereby the human rights of the most vulnerable (the poor in general and poor women and children in particular, Afrikan people at Home and Abroad, Turtle Island and other Indigenous peoples and the LGBTQI members of the aforementioned groups) were systematically eroded.

    European imperialism’s all-consuming obsession with the maintenance of hierarchies of oppression related to gender and race, its demonization of the Feminine in all of its myriad manifestations and the monstrous, mind-altering evangelism of the church – the spiritual arm of the great, white invasion and conquest of the nonwhite world – brought this “homosexuality is an abomination!” mess to Afrikan and other nonwhite peoples. It was introduced to us, along with mass rape, mass kidnapping and mass murder. And it is through this bloody, reprogramming process that their thoughts become ours.

    Fast-forward to the Isle of Devils, 2017: our current commitment to *their* worldview when it comes to spirituality, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation is nothing more than a heartbreaking testament to the thoroughness of their centuries-long propaganda campaign aimed at eradicating any memory of the ways that we, the Global Majority, understood these manifestations of the Divine prior to the arrival of [firstly, the Arab and then, later] the European.

    In light of what I’ve laid out above, the move to [re]ban SSM in Bermy is, therefore, sad but predictable. Where homosexuality has been ‘race-ed’ as white, and the push to grant the right to marry is interpreted as yet another effort by them (white folks) to force their liberal nonsense on us (Black folks), it therefore follows that we, the Black majority, in an effort to stand our ground and meet white aggression head-on, would seek to reject *their* ungodly ‘deviance’ in favour of *our* ‘traditional, Christian’ values. In our minds, we are, essentially, standing up for God and for our Black selves.

    The kicker, of course, is that our values were, literally and figuratively, raped into our consciousness over hundreds of years and that globally, the folks who were most committed to promulgating the idea that homosexuality was an abomination and, later, a mental illness, were European.

    NOTE: All of the sodomy laws in the English-speaking Caribbean were the product of the European enslavers. ALL. OF. THEM. They imposed it and we, their property, fell in line. How little things change, eh?

    • bdaboy says:

      “They imposed it and we, their property, fell in line.”

      Maybe if you had some balls, you would have fought back.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      The sodomy laws in the English speaking Caribbean are a product of biblical teachings.

      “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them”. See Leviticus 20:13.

      If you want to say that all Europeans were enslavers of Africans that is a different issue.

    • Bill says:

      You need to read all the history books to get your facts straight brother. Even if you do you don’t know if those same books were biased with the authors pen. So my advise to you is live your life for the future and not the past, and let go of the hate.

    • Unbelievable says:

      Soooo…you are for this bill or oppose it?

  11. Unbelievable says:

    I still have no idea how Walton Brown and Wayne Furbert can call the gay members of the PLP equals; those inside the House of Parliament, Alaska Hall and their constituents.

    It’s mind boggling

  12. New Day says:

    Repeal and replace

    Nothing wrong with us being the first country to do so.

    • Um Um Like says:

      Are you talking about the abolition slavery?

    • bdaboy says:

      “Repeal and replace

      Nothing wrong with us being the first country to do so.”

      Setting the precedent to ‘repeal and replace’ interracial marriage, remove women’s and blacks voting rights, and anything else a special interest group decides that they don’t like.

      It’s a slippery slope, but some people don’t look forward and will never see it.

    • Mike Hind says:

      There absolutely IS something wrong with it!

      It says that we embrace hate and lies and discrimination rather than truth, love and equality.

      Just because you are a bigot doesn’t mean that your position is right.