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Decision To Hold Referendum Is ‘Disappointing’

Decision To Hold Referendum Is ‘Disappointing’

[Updated] “The Government’s decision to hold a referendum on an issue which affects the rights of a minority is, to put it politely, disappointing,” said the Bermuda Bred Company and OUTBermuda. This follows after the announcement earlier today by Premier Michael Dunkley that the Government will table a Referendum Bill so “that the... Read more of this article

‘Express Opinions On Marriage Via Referendum’

‘Express Opinions On Marriage Via Referendum’

[Updated with video] “It is the intention of the Government to table a referendum bill on the matter later in this legislative session” so that the “people of this country can express their opinions on same-sex marriage and civil unions via a referendum,” Premier Michael Dunkley announced today. Premier Dunkley said, “This... Read more of this article

Centre For Justice On Marriage & Referendum

Centre For Justice On Marriage & Referendum

“If the government is genuinely concerned about ‘doing the right thing’ and ensuring Bermuda meets international legal standards, it will not hold a referendum on the issue of marital equality or civil unions,” the Centre for Justice said today. This statement follows after the Preserve Marriage group said that “on such a controversial... Read more of this article

PM: ‘Government Should Call A Referendum’

PM: ‘Government Should Call A Referendum’

“On such a controversial issue” the Bermuda Government “should call a referendum in order to assess and reflect the prevailing community interest in Bermuda and determine what, if any, legislation should be passed,” the Preserve Marriage group said. This latest statement from PM follows after extensive public dialogue on the... Read more of this article

MP Richards: “Referendum Is The Way Forward”

MP Richards: “Referendum Is The Way Forward”

“It is my personal belief that a referendum is the way forward,” said OBA MP Sylvan Richards when asked about the Order Papers for today’s [Feb 12] sitting of the House of Assembly, which said Mr Richards will bring a Private Members Bill entitled “Same-Sex Marriage Referendum Act 2016″. In describing a Private Members Bill, the official... Read more of this article

Rainbow Alliance Respond To Preserve Marriage

Rainbow Alliance Respond To Preserve Marriage

“It is unfortunate that with the multiple serious issues Bermuda is currently facing, a group of individuals would use such a significant amount of resources to advocate to prevent a recognized segment of the population from being able to benefit from rights and freedoms afforded to the majority,” the Rainbow Alliance said today. The group’s... Read more of this article