SAME SEX MARRIAGES RECOGNISED IN THE BAHAMAS?
best viagra pharmacy times;”>A letter writer to this column pointed out the following adjustments have to be made in The Bahamas to accommodate the lawfulness of same sex unions when tourists come from Europe, generic Canada and the United States which are the main tourist markets for The Bahamas. The right wing in The Bahamas and various clergymen have been stirring the pot to suggest that the earth and sky will fall in because two adults of full age and capacity and of the same sex decide that they want to live their lives together. Nonsense of course but many people let their personal moral beliefs mixed up in the civic rights of others. The fact is also many Bahamian men and women and simply going to another jurisdiction and getting married and various matters will ensue from that. The letter writer suggests that if only for the sake of tourism though there are various protocols that have to be established to deal with same sex unions. They are listed below:
Is The Cabinet considering the implications of the legalization of Same Sex Marriages in the USA/Canada/Europe with particular reference to Immigration and Tourism? Some protocols needs to be implemented so that the conflicts do not adversely affect our tourism product:
? Accidents or death – The hospitals recognizing the rights of the spouse.
? Arrival – Immigration and Customs being sensitive to people who say that they are married.
? Work Permits – Residence for the spouse
? Death of a Bahamian property owner – Inheritance and the right to apply for Probate or re-sealing by the foreign spouse.