Bermuda Government Appeals Ruling Against Marriage Repeal Law

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12/18/2018

The government of Bermuda has asked a British territories appellate court to overturn a ruling against a law that rescinded marriage rights for same-sex couples. The appeal was filed in the Privy Council in London on Dec. 13, less than a month after Bermuda’s top court ruled the Domestic Partnership Act is unconstitutional.  Governor John Rankin’s decision to sign the law in February sparked outrage among local LGBTI advocates and prompted calls to boycott Bermuda’s tourism industry. The Domestic Partnership Act took effect on June 1, thus becoming the first jurisdiction in the world outside the U.S. to rescind marriage rights for same-sex couples.

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