Boris Johnson is under pressure to veto a ban on same-sex marriage on the British overseas territory of Bermuda. In May, the island’s Supreme Court legalised gay marriage despite opposition from conservative groups. Politicians have since reversed that ruling. For the law to take effect, it requires the signature of British Governor John Rankin, which is normally a formality. Before the governor can ‘withhold consent’, however, he must seek approval from the Foreign Secretary. The Mail on Sunday understands Mr Rankin is taking advice on requesting Mr Johnson’s authorisation to veto the bill.
December 16 / Daily Mail