Earlier this month, Bermuda became the first country to legalise and then repeal same-sex marriage. The island nation and North Atlantic British Overseas Territory’s Supreme Court legalised same-sex marriage last year with a landmark ruling, after it deemed a ban on such a union a discriminatory violation of human rights. However, in February, Governor John Rankin signed a bill replacing the legislation with The Domestic Partnership Act, which will allow gay and straight couples to form domestic partnerships in the government’s attempt at offering “equal rights”. Same-sex couples who wed since last May will not have their marriage annulled.
February 19 / Gay Times