The 1st round of Church Vs. UNIBAM misfires
It is a high profile-case, one that has been attracting a lot of attention, even internationally. It’s the UNIBAM verses the Attorney General case. UNIBAM, led by its President, Caleb Orosco is at the courts challenging the AG because they want sodomy to be decriminalized. But to date a number of organizations, including the Council of Churches have since jumped on the case. The legal battles have begun and today it was supposed to play out in court, but, attorneys for the Council of Churches were a no show.
Lisa Shoman, Attorney
“The interested parties in this case, the churches, have filed an application as a result of which the claimants have filed a counter application. We were prepared to move on this today—that was the date set two weeks ago—and I received a call asking that the case be adjourned because council will be out of the country. I know people are aware that the churches have several local senior counsels and they are out of the country so they did request an adjournment from the court. This now means that the entire trial schedule that was set for this case will be vacated and removed to another date. That schedule was the fifth to the ninth of December. And instead what will happen is that the application and counter application will be held on the ninth of December instead.”
In court the Council of Churches is being represented by attorneys Rodwell Williams, Eamon Courtenay, Michel Chebat, Jackie Marshalleck and Chris Coye. The case is expected to begin in the Supreme Court in early December.