Bahamas: Chief Justice Thinks Marriage Equality Will Be Addressed Soon

Written by scott on February 19th, 2013

Now that marriage equality has a foothold in the Caribbean, the Chief Justice of the courts in the Bahamas thinks its only a matter of time before the issue is addressed in the Caribbean nation’s courts, Pink News reports:

In an optimistic address, Sir Michael Barnett predicted that the issue would come to the courts in the Bahamas, and said that he would be looking to other countries for reference when considering the issue. “I have no doubt that it is only a matter of time when the courts of The Bahamas will address the issue of same sex marriage,” he said on Friday. “I also have no doubt that in deciding the issue we will have respect for the decisions that emanate not only from the Commonwealth countries like Canada and Australia, but also from decisions of the courts of the Unites States of America.

The Caribbean has long been a desert when it comes to LGBT rights, but that may be changing, albeit slowly.


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