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Governor reassures LGBTQ community over civil partnership rights

Governor Martyn Roper has said if the legal challenge over of the use of his special reserve powers in enacting the Civil Partnership Law succeeds that is not the end of the matter.

Bermuda same-sex appeal heads to Privy Council this week

The Bermuda government's legal battle over same-sex marriage is set to begin next week in the UK's top court, the Privy Council.

Privy Council sets date for same-sex marriage appeal

The Privy Council has set 23 Feb. for hearing Caymanian couple Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden Bush's challenge of the Court of Appeal's decision in their judicial review of Cayman's Marriage Law.

Year in review: Same-sex rights advanced despite political opposition

The debate over marriage rights for same-sex couples heated up in 2020 with Governor Martyn Roper ultimately using his reserved power to push through a civil partnerships law that had been rejected by Cayman Islands legislators.

Same-sex couple wins immigration rights battle

A Cayman Islands couple have won the right to have their same-sex marriage recognised by the island’s immigration authorities.

First same-sex couples celebrate civil unions

Samantha Louise Erksine and Alice Hillman Lopez have become the first same-sex couple in Cayman to have their union legally recognised here under the recently introduced Civil Partnership Law.

Cayman will never accept same-sex marriage

I have written about this subject several times in the past few years and I pray that our government will tell the human rights...

The dangers of expediency and conflation

Pastor Alson Ebanks comments on the current same-sex marriage debate

Domestic Partnership Bill debate begins

Debate on the Domestic Partnership Bill started in the Legislative Assembly on Monday as Premier Alden McLaughlin said it touched on the "most contentious issue" that he has seen since he entered the house 20 years ago.

Bryan: The people should know their options on same-sex marriages

George Town Central MLA Kenneth Bryan said he believed Cayman is still a far way off from being ready for independence. Bryan, referencing an article published in the Cayman Compass on 25 Nov. on the issue, said, “I hope that previous articles did not give the misconception that I am against any kind of same-sex relations or that I would go for independence as a result.”

Gay cruise tourists staying on ship

The decision by the Cayman Islands government regarding same-sex marriage is an unfortunate one. We are visiting your island with a group of 300...

Court decision on same-sex marriage must be appealed

Any individual living in any country whose government claims to be bound by the rule of law knows that nobody, including the government, is...

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.

EDITORIAL: Government must act fast on Court of Appeal order

The mandate of the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal is clear – government must create a legal equivalent of marriage for same-sex couples. It’s likely...

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