Same-sex marriage ruling overturned

Government ordered to put in legal equivalent The Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of the government, overturning Chief Justice Anthony Smellie’s previous ruling that legalised same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands. At the same time, however, the court ordered government to “expeditiously” provide Chantelle Day and her partner, Vickie Bodden Bush,… Read more »

Cayman Islands legalises same-sex marriage in historic ruling

Ruling likely to have widespread implications The Cayman Islands has legalised same-sex marriage after a judge ruled prohibitions on such relationships was unconstitutional. The decision marked a personal victory – and the end of a tough legal battle – for Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden, who had last year applied to get married in the… Read more »

The UN’s LGBT expert has advocated for a global partnership to end violence

He advocated for unity in his keynote speech at the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) in Bangkok. Vitit Muntarbhorn said: “resolute action is required to stop the violence and discrimination affecting not only LGBT communities but also the human rights defenders working with them… “this goes hand in hand with the… Read more »

Caribbean plans regional approach to abolish gay laws

Caribbean countries, faced with potential political and religious fall-out, plan to take a regional approach in scrapping laws against buggery and prostitution by 2015, according to a senior United Nations (UN) official. Most of the former British colonies that are Caricom member-nations have been coming under increasing international pressure to abolish those laws that also… Read more »

Gay Caribbean News & Reports 2010-11

Summary-Regional Consultation on Health Promotion and the Provision of Care to MSM in Latin America and the Caribbean 1 Universal access in the Caribbean must include men who have sex with men 3/10 2 Why Gay Men Live A Lie! 7/10 3 Commentary: Stop discrimination against Blacks and gays 11/10 4 1-in-5 unaware that HIV… Read more »

Gay Caribbean News & Reports 2001-2009

Summary-Regional Consultation on Health Promotion and the Provision of Care to MSM in Latin America and the Caribbean 1 Britain repeals laws banning homosexuality in Caribbean territories 1/01 2 Caribbean Governments in Denial as AIDS Ravages Caribbean 5/03 3 The Caribbean’s Best Gay Beaches 4/05 4 Gayness in the Caribbean 1/06 5 Caribbean Anti Violence… Read more »