Bill #3

BILL #3 - Website croppedBill #3 seeks to give Bahamian men the right to pass on citizenship to their children born out of wedlock.

Did you know that a Bahamian man cannot pass on citizenship to his child if the child is born out of wedlock? Such a child is considered “fatherless” and must take on the citizenship of his/her mother.

Where is the inequality?

Bahamian women are able to pass on citizenship to their children born out of wedlock.

4 Things You Need to Know About Bill #3 (if it passes):

  • Proof of paternity will be required.
  • The citizenship of the child will not affect the citizenship of the mother.
  • It affords Bahamian men a right Bahamian women already enjoy.