BREAKING: Cayman Islands court rules in favour of same-sex marriages

(CNS) – Chief Justice Anthony Smellie has redefined the definition of marriage in the Cayman Islands paving the way for same-sex couples to marry legally in the British Overseas Territory.

In his landmark ruling handed down Friday, Chief Justice Smellie declared that marriage in Cayman “means a union between two people as one another spouses.”

He made the declaration as he ruled in favour of Caymanian Chantelle Day and her partner Vicki Bodden-Bush, both of whom had challenged the local law after they were refused permission to get married.