Posts Categorized: Caribbean

St John Weddings – US Virgin Islands Gay Friendly Wedding Officiant

Personalized, inexpensive, stress free weddings on the fabulous National Park beaches of St. John, United States Virgin Islands. St. John’s Barefoot Minister, Anne Marie Porter, is a 33 year resident of St. John and able to help you with every aspect of your wedding. See the St John Weddings Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here… Read more »

Cuba Marriage Equality Removed From New Constitution – The Washington Blade

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The Cuban government on Tuesday announced the draft of the country’s new constitution will not contain an amendment that would have extended marriage rights to same-sex couples. Hatzel Vela, a Havana-based reporter for WPLG, a South Florida television station, reported the Cuban National Assembly cited Council of State Secretary Homero Acosta Álvarez in a series of tweets… Read more »

Bermuda’s Top Court Invalidates Marriage Equality Repeal

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Bermuda’s top court ruled a law that rescinded marriage rights for same-sex couples in the British island territory is unconstitutional. The Domestic Partnership Act — which allows same-sex couples to enter into domestic partnerships as opposed to get married — took effect on June 1. Bermuda Supreme Court Chief Justice Ian R. C. Kawaley five… Read more »

Bermuda’s Marriage Equality Repeal Blocked by the Supreme Court

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Gay people can marry again in Bermuda after Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the Domestic Partnership Act, the law passed earlier this year which repealed the same-sex marriage law, is unconstitutional. The Royal Gazette reports: “Chief Justice Ian Kawaley, delivering his judgment before a packed courtroom, said the sections of the Act which revoked… Read more »

Four Advances for Queer Rights

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The world continues to turn, and not everything is getting worse for the queer community: Trinidad and Tobago Okays Gay Sex Trinidad and Tobago has struck down a colonial-era law that criminalised gay sex in the islands. A high court judge ruled on Thursday that the historic laws banning “buggery” are unconstitutional and will be… Read more »

Cruise Line Funds Bermuda Marriage Equality Appeal

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OUTBermuda and Maryellen Jackson have filed legal action in the Bermuda Supreme Court seeking an order declaring that provisions that “have the effect of revoking same-sex marriage” are in contravention of the Bermuda Constitution, with the local legal action — which marks the second filed about the matter — being backed by the Carnival cruise… Read more »

Bermuda High Court Legalizes Marriage Equality

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Last June, Bermudan voters overwhelmingly rejected same-sex marriage by a 2-1 margin in a non-binding public referendum. The opposition had been rallied with the support of US hate groups including the Alliance Defending Freedom, which provided materials featuring quotes from anti-LGBT activists Ryan T. Anderson and Mark Regnerus. Which brings us to today. From the… Read more »