Civil Appeal ??' Constitutional Interpretation ??' Purposive Approach to Constitutional Interpretation - Chapter II ??' Article 6 and Article 14(1) of the Constitution of The Bahamas ??' automatic citizenship ??' Whether the reference in Article 14(1) of the Constitution to “father” is to be read as indirectly applying to the interpretation of the word “parents” in Article 6 ??' Whether Article 6 is to be read subject to Article 14(1) ??' Whether the word “parents” in Article 6 means biological parents ??' Whether a person born out of wedlock in The Bahamas after 9th July 1973 to a Bahamian father automatically becomes a citizen of The Bahamas under Article 6 irrespective of the marital status of his parents at the date of birth
Pending before Privy Council?: no
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