Cayman Islands legalises same-sex marriage in historic ruling

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03/30/2019

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 islands but were turned down. But activists say Friday’s ruling could also have implications for LGBT+ rights on other British overseas territories, which have their own legal systems. Around 80 people were present in the court in George Town on Grand Cayman, the largest of the three islands making up the territory, to hear the ruling by chief justice Anthony Smellie. After the decision, Ms Day, a lawyer, told The Independent: “We’re feeling pretty good, pretty relieved, that we got the judgment.”

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