Civil partnership law takes effect in Cayman on Monday

A civil partnership law that will allow same-sex couples in Cayman to file for and register civil partnerships will come into effect on Monday.

A statement released by the Government Information Services said the regulations were gazetted on Friday after being approved by Governor Martyn Roper, in consultation with Premier Alden McLaughlin.

The civil partnership law received the governor's assent in August, days after similar bill was voted down by Cayman's lawmakers.

Mr Roper has said that he, as the UK's representative in Cayman, had no option but to step in to ensure Cayman complied with the rule of law and international obligations under the terms of the European Convention on Human Rights.

He said Cayman is required to provide a legal framework for same-sex couples that is functionally equivalent to marriage.

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