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No marriage license issued for same-sex wedding on Necker Island- Premier

According to the American monthly fashion and lifestyle magazine, Vogue, in a September 15, 2022, publication, a wedding ceremony between two men took place on Necker Island in May 2022. Photo: Sarah Falugo/Vogue Magazine
Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said no marriage license was issued in the Virgin Islands for the same-sex wedding ceremony that took place on Necker Island in May of this year. Photo: YouTube/HoA
Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said no marriage license was issued in the Virgin Islands for the same-sex wedding ceremony that took place on Necker Island in May of this year. Photo: YouTube/HoA
DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said no marriage license was issued in the Virgin Islands for the same-sex wedding ceremony that took place on Necker Island in May of this year.

Dr Wheatley spoke on the issue while wrapping up the debate on the Motion for the establishment and composition of the Constitutional Review Commission during the continuation of the Sixth Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Fourth House of Assembly at Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola on September 21, 2022.

According to the American monthly fashion and lifestyle magazine, Vogue, in a September 15, 2022, publication, a wedding ceremony between two men took place on Necker Island in May 2022.

“Of course, this event at Necker Island, there was no issuances of marriage licenses here in the Virgin Islands but, of course, they were able to have this event, this celebration, a ceremony et cetera.”

Dr Wheatley said the issue of same-sex marriage has become topical again because of the recent article in Vogue, but also later this month there will be a court case in which a same-sex couple who married outside of the Virgin Islands is challenging the local court system, “challenging our laws, whether our laws are constitutional in not recognising their marriage,” Dr Wheatley said.

See related article below:

Vogue magazine reports of same-sex wedding on Necker Island

29 Responses to “No marriage license issued for same-sex wedding on Necker Island- Premier”

  • Big Slick Willie (22/09/2022, 07:52) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    Right. Just a cute little woke ceremony.
  • jack (22/09/2022, 07:54) Like (28) Dislike (22) Reply
    Let the people live!
  • Wait (22/09/2022, 08:13) Like (17) Dislike (6) Reply
    Didn’t god made Adam & Eve tho??
    • @ Wait (22/09/2022, 10:23) Like (9) Dislike (7) Reply
      no made up fairy in the sky created humans, the adam and eve story is just that, a story. Educate yourselves
      • Agreeable One (22/09/2022, 11:57) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
        Well tell me then, who created humans??? Did the create themselves. And if they came from a single cell then who created that cell. Wake up!!!!

        Let consenting adults live their lives. BUT do not force me to accept their choices. They free to make theirs and I free to make mine. AND keep the little children out of the loop please. Peace.
    • truth (22/09/2022, 12:35) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
      @Wait; well, Adam and Steve did what they had to do in the BVI and went bout their business
    • @Wait (22/09/2022, 12:44) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yep not Adam and Steve
  • Fight for Equality (22/09/2022, 08:50) Like (66) Dislike (44) Reply
    I am happy that these two men had their ceremony in the BVI and to be featured in Vogue magazine is great publicity for our islands. Same sex marriages are equal rights. BVI is a UK overseas territory and it is just the matter of time same sex will be legal here. All these fake and hypocritical Christians need to take a seat. We are all human beings and should be treated as humans.
    • Citizen (22/09/2022, 09:34) Like (45) Dislike (29) Reply
      Stop promoting nastiness.
    • time will tell (22/09/2022, 10:12) Like (6) Dislike (10) Reply
      Same sex marriages are already legal. If a licence was sort, the Registrar cannot refuse to grant one and no religious organization has to be involved.
    • bvi (22/09/2022, 12:08) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      Is this really the will of VI-landers, or even Caribbean people? Thats more like colonialism when the establishment says you will be forced to marry gays and make it a part of your society and we will continue locking you up for weed -which is what your society really wants legalized as a first priority.

      Note the difference in this situation, homosexuality is illegal, yet in BVI society people say to each their own and we dont throw stones at homosexuals like savages...

      BUT yet our people get INCARERATED for a PLANT, cannabis which is also illegal & scientifically proven to be beneficial. Lunatics, its mental we go along with it.

      Plus people need to remember at least before the hurricane Irma we are #2 in the world for the most churches per sq mile behind the Vatican so it is no idle question to ask if this is the will of VI society to put this into law meanwhile Genesis 1:29 is totally disregarded where freedom of religion is enshrined.

      We've been so brainwashed the preachers dont know what to say about that verse and preach against the bible but many of them stay silent on the matter.
      • @bvi (22/09/2022, 14:00) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
        You say #2 in the world for the most churches per square mile... Really??? Please where do you get that statistic from as I really beg to differ!!!
    • Green Cup (22/09/2022, 19:30) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply

      Go back to Europe or North America with yuh bl@$ted n**(((ess.. We ent want that here. Especially for our kids..

  • Knock knock (22/09/2022, 08:57) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
    Can anybody tell me what year it is?
  • I am wondering (22/09/2022, 09:01) Like (8) Dislike (24) Reply
    Bronsen got his own laws in the BVI????
  • Me (22/09/2022, 10:01) Like (22) Dislike (8) Reply
    If same sex marriage can be legal make weed legal too . Is only fair for the people. Christian country my a** . If yall can allow this legalize the herb .
  • lol (22/09/2022, 13:10) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    people people. i know 3 gay couple who simply went to stt and got married and living happy as can be right here in tola.. whats the big deal? i dont even care.. to each his own. all that matters in the end is you are happy.
  • ?? (22/09/2022, 13:24) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
    Beware my people! This article was deliberately done in this famous magazine to start an "ants nest" of a challenge to our legal system being that BVI laws do not accommodate same-sex unions and privileges. It seems that some human beings are in denial, including the Catholic Church, of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah of the Bible. It did occur and there is archaeological evidence to prove it. Another agenda is also afoot on the BVI which is to cull us to accept. Jehovah is real too and anyone against His laws of nature gets punished. The Bible says in Genesis, be fruitful and multiply. This new agenda is about depopulation. Read the Georgia Guide Stones of USA - population down to 500,000 million and the slated time is by year 2025. Then out of the blue - pandemic, Jab Jab and boosters globally, man-made hurricanes, rumours of wars, food shortages, drought etc. hhhhmmmm... Stay awoke, my people!
  • Govt (22/09/2022, 13:40) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply

    All the govt b"tty anyway. Who cares. Got man an wife

  • lol (22/09/2022, 14:31) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Seriously who really cares?
  • Peter (22/09/2022, 15:51) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Bronsan island you all cant tell him any thing. He give you all money all the time say now more.
  • money (22/09/2022, 17:50) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    This country is not the same. Lawless, reckless and immoral society falling for every wind that blows. To each his own puppets on a string. Territory in trouble who will charter the BVI into the right direction?
  • YESSA (22/09/2022, 22:49) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Fire burn out them thing is about time someone speak about this wedding, this shouldn't be going on here ....its also spoiling the younger generation , this is not the bvi we want to see in the next 20 years to come
    • Correct (23/09/2022, 14:40) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @Yessa actually dungs and the flashy lifestyle is what’s damaging the youngsters. them see them man/ woman and want that life. Just yesterday 2 youths who got inspired to do runnings was caught and now have to eat the pie they’ve been baking. The next 20 years this place will
      be different ain’t aiht because of the gay people but because of people like yourself…
  • sorry to say (22/09/2022, 22:53) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Mehson these white people just controlling the whole bvi at some point we as the citizens and leaders of the country wouldn't have no say ....


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