July 27, 2019
A cursory review of the draft Nationality and Immigration Bill currently making consultation rounds reveals one glaring example of our national hypocrisy.
As we tinker with this important issue, we continue to turn a blind eye to, and subsequently to codify our blatant prejudice against, the overwhelming majority of Bahamians who are born to unwed mothers.
The prime minister has vowed to correct the gender inequalities in current laws, but this bill still divvies uprights on the basis of who was born “legitimately” versus those born “illegitimately”.
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