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Ministers’ Association continues its opposition to Civil Partnership Law

The Cayman Ministers' Association is continuing its opposition to the Civil Partnership Law, which came into force earlier this month.

Framework for civil partnerships may be set by end of September

Although Cayman’s same-sex couples legally can now enter into formal partnerships and enjoy the same rights as married couples, the process to execute the Civil Partnership Law will take not take effect until later this month.

Miller: Anglin legal challenge exercise in futility

Independent opposition member Ezzard Miller has said the planned legal challenge against the governor’s use of his reserved powers to enact the Civil Partnership Law is an 'exercise in futility'.

Governor approves same-sex partnerships law

Governor Martyn Roper has assented to the Civil Partnership Law, making same-sex partnerships legal in the Cayman Islands.

Roper releases UK instructions on Domestic Partnership Bill

Governor Martyn Roper has made public instructions issued by UK Overseas Territories Minister Baroness Elizabeth Sugg approving use of his reserved powers to push ahead with the Domestic Partnership Bill.

Governor moves ahead with amended Domestic Partnership Bill

Governor Martyn Roper has made good on his promise to move forward with the Domestic Partnership Bill, publishing on Monday an amended version of the legislation together with 11 accompanying legislative amendments.

Lawmakers to vote on Domestic Partnership Bill today

After a lengthy and at times emotive debate local legislators will vote on the Domestic Partnership Bill on Wednesday.

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.
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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...

Governor Martyn Roper: Courts must decide gay marriage question

New Cayman Islands governor Martyn Roper said he is happy to wait for the territory’s Grand Court to make a ruling on same-sex marriage.

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.

Governor gives views on civil unions

Although he supports legalized civil unions for same-sex couples, new Cayman Islands Governor Anwar Choudhury has said that the definition of marriage contained in the local Marriage Law – as being between one man and one woman – will not change.
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Same-sex partnerships law introduced in Bermuda

Forging an “imperfect compromise” that Cayman Islands legislators may eventually be compelled to follow, politicians in Bermuda have introduced legislation allowing gay couples to register “domestic partnerships.”

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