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Senate President Lady Sharon Wilson, who co-chairs the YES Bahamas campaign, said though she is concerned that the Vote No campaign announced on Sunday has opposed constitutional referendum bill number four due to concerns about same-sex marriage, her group takes comfort in the fact that there appears to be no organized opposition to the other three bills.
As pastors against the fourth question in the approaching constitutional referendum were praying in Rawson Square last night for success in their efforts, the government-backed YES Bahamas campaign upped its push, insisting in a statement that the facts do not support the contention of the 'Save Our Bahamas' group.
Public money should not be used to fund any side of the issue in the approaching constitutional referendum, Wayne Munroe, QC, said yesterday.
Former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) MP Philip Galanis said yesterday the "vote no" campaign launched by several pastors opposed to bill number four in the upcoming constitutional referendum, is "a distraction from what the referendum is intended to change in the country".
Some of the pastors who pushed for a no vote in the 2013 gambling referendum have formed Save Our Bahamas, urging Bahamians to reject the fourth question on the June 7 referendum. That proposed constitutional amendment would prohibit discrimination based on sex.
Some of the people against question four on the ballot for the June 7 constitutional referendum are not genuinely concerned about the amendment possibly leading to same-sex marriage, but are in their hearts opposed for another reason, which they simply are too embarrassed to admit, according to former Attorney General Sean McWeeney, who chaired the Constitutional Commission.
Several pastors who led the 'Vote No' campaign ahead of the 2013 gambling referendum have formed a similar group called "Save Our Bahamas" and are urging Bahamians to reject the fourth question on the June 7 referendum, which would provide for a constitutional amendment prohibiting discrimination based on sex -- defined as "male or female".
Police have one man in custody and are searching for four others in connection with the armed robbery and assault of Pastor Rex Major on Thursday morning.