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Top UK court upholds Cayman Islands marriage-equality ban
2022-03-14

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On March 14, the UK Privy Council ruled that the Cayman Islands Constitution does not provide a right for same-sex marriage and ruled in favor of the Cayman Islands government by dismissing the case of lesbian couple Chantelle Day and Vickie Bodden Bush, The Cayman Compass reported.

The five-judge panel's dismissal came more than one year after the case was heard. The Privy Council said it was guided by the European Convention on Human Rights when coming to its decision, finding that the equivalent article limits the scope of the right to marry to being between a man and a woman.

"Chantelle and Vickie are extremely disappointed with the Privy Council's judgment issued earlier today," according to a statement issued by the couple's attorney, Ben Tonner, QC.

Day and Bodden Bush initially contested the Cayman Islands Marriage Law in 2018, on the grounds that it was discriminatory and infringed on multiple human rights, such as the right to private and family life, the right to freedom of conscience and the right to non-discrimination.


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