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Suckoo supports Eden

Bodden Town MLA Alva Suckoo is once again supporting his fellow district representative Anthony Eden in the wake of controversial comments Mr Eden has made in the Legislative Assembly on homosexuals and religion. On Wednesday 18 November Mr Eden fired back in the LA against critics of remarks he made …

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Gay marriage furore

Eden fires back- I will not be vilified, maligned or crucified Bodden Town MLA Anthony Eden has called for the removal of Human Rights Commission (HRC) chairman James Austin-Smith as he reiterated his position on Wednesday that gay marriages have no place in Cayman. Mr Eden, addressing the opening session …

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Professor: Religious views are not law

A local church denomination’s stated views against same-sex marriage should not affect the country’s legal framework on the issue, according to law professor Dr Leonardo Raznovich. He said that objections made by a local church to same-sex marriage were “religious assertions; they are not legal assertions.” However, he noted that …

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Law professor files same-sex immigration appeal

Former Truman Bodden Law School professor Dr Leonardo Raznovich has filed notice of the Cayman Islands’ first same-sex marriage appeal with the Immigration Appeals Tribunal (IAT.) This follows the 27 August denial by the Business Staffing Plan Board of his spouse’s application to add Dr Raznovich to his work permit …

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Law professor to mount gay marriage immigration appeal

Tina Trumbach   In what could be the first same-sex legal challenge in the Cayman Islands, law professor Dr Leonardo Raznovichwill appeal a decision by local immigration authorities to reject his partner’s application to have Dr Raznovich added to his work permit as a dependent, based on their spousal relationship. …

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Suckoo responds to HRC, supports colleagues

Tina Trumbach Councillor and Bodden Town MLA Alva Suckoo said Human Rights Commission (HRC) Chairman James Austin-Smith seems to be sensationalising the issue of discrimination against homosexuals according to his own “political agenda.” This follows a letter written by the HRC chair to Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin urging him to …

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Human rights chief decries “hate speech” in LA

Tina Trumbach The chairman of the Human Rights Commission is calling on the Premier to condemn what he termed “unstatesmanlike, inaccurate, vitriolic, and thoroughly hateful statements made in the Legislative Assembly.” In a letter to Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin, HRC chairman James Austin-Smith expressed HRC members’ shock and disappointment over …

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Connolly against discrimination in wake of gay marriage furor

Tina Trumbach Councillor and George Town MLA Winston Connolly says he opposes discrimination in any form following public uproar over language used against homosexuals during debate on the definition of ‘marriage.’ The Legislative Assembly agreed unanimously last week to maintain the constitutional definition of marriage as between a man and …

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Lawmakers unanimously reject same-sex marriage

Rory McDonough The Legislative Assembly agreed unanimously last week to maintain the Constitutional definition of marriage as between a man and a woman. The motion for “Preservation of Traditional Marriages” was filed by Bodden Town MLA Anthony Eden. “Sadly what is really historic about our modern era, Madam Speaker, is …

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