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.