January 27, 2020

Tim Tebow, 32, officially weds ’17 Miss Universe

By Eric Mack From Newsmax College football legend and devout Christian Tim Tebow, 32, has married Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters in her native South Africa, according to People magazine. The vows were exchanged during an intimate sunset ceremony at La Paris Estate in Cape Town. “We’re both very traditional,” Nel-Peters, 24, told People. “We wanted to look back at the […]

The Editor speaks: Sex is more complicated than it once was

Once upon a time, as all good stories start, one’s sex (your gender) meant you were either male or female. It was that simple. Not anymore. The word “sex” to identify someone sexual orientation (gender) – male or female, is now removed by many countries. Belize is the latest country to change “sex” to “sexual […]

Regional rejection of Judicial Activism by Belizean Court of Appeal in changing “sex” to “sexual orientation”

January 6, 2020:  The Caribbean CAUSE, a regional group consisting of individuals and groups from fourteen (14) Caribbean territories including Belize, note with alarm that the Appeal Court of Belize has supported Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin’s unilateral alteration of the content and intent of the Belizean Constitution in changing “sex” to “sexual orientation”. We argue that […]

LGBTI Law Committee officers and friends of the IBA: update

Overview of 2019, updates and highlights for 2020 Summary of content 1.     Research in the Caribbean: criminalisation 1.1. Research in the Caribbean: meeting with Secretary of State of the Vatican 1.2. Caribbean Court of Justice 2.     British Overseas Territories: UK ongoing breaches of LGBTI rights 3.     Cayman Islands: threat to the Rule of law 3.1. Failure of the judiciary of the […]

Cayman: HRC Statement on CICA Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

The Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission (“the Commission”) notes the decision dated 7 November 2019 of the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal (the “Court of Appeal”) with respect to the appeal brought by The Cayman Islands Government in the same-sex marriage matter. That decision provides much needed clarity to enable Government to adopt appropriate legal protections to ensure that Ms. […]

Mounting international pressure on UK Government to afford marriage equality to all British Overseas Territories

GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS, 20 December 2019:In an article recently published by Stonewall on 18 December 2019, the organisation lambasted the UK Government for its gross negligence and inaction as it pertains to marriage equality in the British Overseas Territories, referencing the “anti-LGBT colonial laws introduced by Britain in the last two centuries” and cited this year’s […]

Focusing on LGBTQ Latin American, Caribbean seniors

By Matt Tracy From GCN An international coalition dedicated to achieving LGBTQ rights in Latin America and the Caribbean is teaming up with Advocacy and Services for LGBT Elders (SAGE) to highlight issues facing queer seniors and advocate for improving the plight of older adults in that region of the world. The idea for SAGE […]

The Editor speaks: Love and marriage – where is love?

My stance to same-sex marriage is an emphatic NO!!! My stance to the statements by a number of our MLA;s in the LA to deport Dr Leo Raznovich, who is a legal resident here, is an emphatic NO!!! I find the rhetoric in the LA yesterday, especially from Anthony Eden and Ezzard Miller, appalling. I […]

Colours Cayman responds to comments made by Anthony Eden and Ezzard Miller regarding Dr Leonardo Raznovich

Our Organisation’s Response To Comments Made By Anthony Eden And Ezzard Miller Regarding Dr Leonardo Raznovich During The Legislative Assembly Meeting Of 22 November 2019 GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS, 27 November 2019:On 22 November 2019, during a meeting of the Legislative Assembly, MLAs Anthony Eden and Ezzard Miller took aim at Dr Leonardo Raznovich, an […]

Call to action: End legislative inertia and judicial activism

November 19, 2019:  The Caribbean CAUSE notes that constitutional challenges to buggery laws have now been filed in Dominica and in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Armed with first-instance decisions in Belize and Trinidad and Tobago, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) activists are now churning their way through the Caribbean, seeking to implement their agenda […]