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Raznovich hopeful for October ruling in same-sex case

Attorney Leonardo Raznovich has said he is hoping the Privy Council will deliver its ruling in the Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden Bush same-sex marriage case when the court resumes in October. 

Privy Council hears Cayman’s same-sex marriage case

The third and final legal battle over the issue of whether same-sex marriage should be legalised in the Cayman Islands began today, 23 Feb.,...

‘Love Wins’ fundraiser well supported

Chantelle Day and her partner, Vickie Bodden Bush, hosted a fundraising event at Icoa on Thursday night, in order to help cover the costs...

Same-sex partnership bill challenges 500 years of history

Long before the Day and Bodden Bush marriage case reached the courts, same-sex rights had become a contentious topic of debate in the Cayman Islands.

Chantelle Day: ‘It’s a myth most Caymanians don’t support equality’

Caymanian lawyer Chantelle Day has been fighting in the courts for more than two years to have her marriage to wife Vickie Bodden Bush, a nurse from the UK with Caymanian ties, recognised by the Cayman Islands government.

Same-sex union bill submitted to legislature

A civil partnerships bill, intended to provide a legal framework for same-sex couples in the Cayman Islands, has been introduced for debate by the Legislative Assembly.
Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden Bush

Same-sex legislation in first quarter unlikely

With less than three weeks till the end of March, it appears unlikely that government will bring about any form of same-sex legislation within the first quarter of this year.
Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden Bush

Same-sex marriage: Couple considers Privy Council appeal

The couple fighting for equal marriage rights in the Cayman Islands is mulling a possible appeal to the UK Privy Council after a court decision to legalise same-sex marriage was overturned.

Miller supports civil partnerships

Former Opposition leader Ezzard Miller has given his backing to domestic partnerships legislation following the Court of Appeal’s ruling on same-sex marriage. The appeals panel...

Same-sex marriage ruling overturned

Chief Justice Anthony Smellie's previous ruling legalising same-sex marriage has been overturned by the Court of Appeal.

Premier welcomes judgment

Premier Alden McLaughlin welcomed the Court of Appeal’s decision Thursday to put the issue of same-sex marriage back in the hands of the elected government.

Same-sex marriage appeal continues

Arguments into the appeal of Chief Justice Anthony Smellie’s ruling to legalise same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands entered day two of the three-day hearing on Thursday, when attorneys for Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden Bush addressed Court of Appeal judgesAndrel Harris.

Round 2 in same-sex marriage fight

Government’s appeal against a Grand Court decision to legalise same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands will be heard next week.

Churches hold anti-gay marriage rally

An estimated 2,000 people, many dressed in white, attended a rally in downtown George Town on Saturday afternoon to protest against a recent court decision to change the Marriage Law to legalise same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands.

Appeals court puts same-sex marriage rights on hold

Same-sex couples will have to wait a little longer for the right to get married in the Cayman Islands.

Government seeks stay of same-sex marriage ruling

The Court of Appeal will deliver its decision this afternoon, Wednesday, on whether to grant a stay of the execution of a historic court judgment legalising same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands.

UPDATE: Speaker Bush calls on governor to fire Human Rights chairman

Speaker McKeeva Bush has called for Human Rights Commission Chairman James Austin-Smith to be immediately fired by Governor Martyn Roper, following the commission’s statement Thursday criticising government’s decision to appeal the chief justice’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage.

‘We’re on the right side of history’

The couple who fought and won a court battle to legalise same sex marriage in the Cayman Islands say they are disheartened by government’s decision to appeal.

Same-sex marriage legalised in Cayman

Same sex marriage is legal in the Cayman Islands after a landmark judgment in Grand Court this morning. Chief Justice Anthony Smellie ruled that the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman was unconstitutional and violated multiple rights.

Chief justice to decide on same-sex marriage

Chief Justice Anthony Smellie will decide within the next few months whether the Cayman Islands ban on same-sex marriage should be overturned.

Trial set for same-sex marriage case

The trial involving a same-sex couple contesting Cayman’s marriage laws will take place on Feb. 5, Chief Justice Anthony Smellie ordered on Friday.

Court gives green light to same-sex marriage case

A same-sex couple contesting Cayman’s marriage laws have passed the first hurdle in their legal challenge.

Couple files legal challenge to gay marriage ban

A same-sex couple has filed a legal challenge to the Cayman Islands ban on gay marriage.
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