Bermuda, Caribbean

For most of its existence, Bermuda had harsh penalties against male homosexuals, making sex between consenting legal-age males a crime subject to imprisonment. Lobbying against such a harsh measure, The Bermuda Human Rights Alliance, a Bermuda gay and lesbian group, helped to bring about a repeal of the criminal code. Since an assembly vote in the Bermuda Parliament, sex between men over the age of 18 is now legal. Despite high levels of homophobia, Premier Ewart Brown said in a statement: "Bermuda is a democracy that welcomes all people of all races, colors, creeds, and sexual orientation," It is a small group of very vocal church groups that do not welcome LGBT people. A church conference in Bermuda has promised to steer clear of “gay bashing.” Some churches in Bermuda were planning to boycott a multi denominational service on human rights because they fear it may unfairly target homosexuality. A third of churches believe the service, organized by United By Faith, will preach that the Human Rights Act should not protect sexual orientation.

 

 

Bermuda newspaper has perfect response to first same-sex marriage

Same-sex marriage has come to Bermuda, and the local newspaper’s response is giving us life. Last week a gay couple won a legal challenge to tie the knot in Bermuda, after the country’s Supreme Court ruled that a ban on same-sex unions is a discriminatory violation of human rights The plaintiffs, Bermudian native Winston Godwin… Read more »

Bermuda court grants equal rights to ‘binational’ same-sex couples

A judge has made a landmark ruling for same-sex couples in Bermuda. The Supreme Court in Bermuda has ruled that those in same-sex relationships with Bermudians should be granted the same rights to live and seek employment as their heterosexual counterparts, according to The Royal Gazette. The ruling comes after legal action was brought against… Read more »

Bermuda to ban anti-gay discrimination

The little Caribbean island state of Bermuda announced it will amends its laws to ban discrimination against LGBT citizens Bermuda is to revise its Human Rights Act, which will finally provide protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation. The tiny Caribbean island state’s governor George Fergusson, made an announcement yesterday morning stating: ‘The Bermuda Human… Read more »

Bermudan Government says it will protect gays from discrimination

Bermuda’s Families Minister has moved a motion in favor of outlawing discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, but the Opposition has called on the Government to ‘get on with it’ and table a bill Bermuda looks set to outlaw discrimination against people on the grounds of their sexual orientation, with both the Government and… Read more »

Gay Bermuda News & Reports

Also see: Caribbean Anti Violence Project LGBT Bermuda links and information: The Bermuda Human Rights Alliance Gay Travel in Bermuda GayBermuda.com (disabled at this time) From SideStep.com Think twice before planning a holiday on Bermuda. Although many gays live in and visit Bermuda, the island is rather repressive to homosexuals. Displays of affection by same-sex… Read more »