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Amendments to domestic partnership law to be tabled in House today

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Amendments to Bermuda’s law for domestic partnerships will be tabled today in the House of Assembly after the UK Privy Council’s landmark ruling in March on same-sex marriage.

Walter Roban, the home affairs minister, will address legislators on the changes to the 2018 law.

It follows a ruling by Britain’s top court that found that the blocking of same-sex marriage in Bermuda was not unconstitutional.

Also to be tabled are amendments to the island’s criminal code, brought by Kathy Lynn Simmons, the Attorney-General.

MPs will hear details on the latest overseas camp of the Royal Bermuda Regiment from Michael Weeks, the Minister of National Security, while Diallo Rabain, the education minister, is to speak on the latest graduating class from the Bermuda College.

A statement is scheduled from Jason Hayward, the economy and labour minister, on inflation and the Bermuda Consumer Price Index.

The latest CPI, issued last week, showed an overall rise of 2.5 per cent paid for goods and services over the year leading to February 2022.

Lawrence Scott, the transport minister, is to update the House on public buses, which were redeployed at the start of this week after a deal for minibus operators to cover school routes got called off last weekend.

Mr Hayward is to provide written responses on the Government’s youth employment strategy to parliamentary questions from Jarion Richardson, of the One Bermuda Alliance.

Scheduled on tomorrow’s orders are the second readings of the Bermuda Monetary Authority Amendment Act 2022 and the Equality Act 2022, brought to the House in May by shadow legal affairs minister Scott Pearman.

MPs are also to consider the North East Hamilton Local Plan 2022.

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Published June 17, 2022 at 7:53 am (Updated June 17, 2022 at 7:53 am)

Amendments to domestic partnership law to be tabled in House today

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