Tag Archive | Bermuda

Bermuda: Top court reverses government’s gay marriage ban

Bermuda: Top court reverses government’s gay marriage ban

(Reuters) – Bermuda’s top court ruled on Friday that legislation banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, rejecting a government bid to overturn an earlier court ruling that reached the same conclusion. “In the judgment about to be handed down, we dismissed the appeal of the attorney general,” Sir Scott Baker, president of the Bermuda Court of […]

Bermuda: Judge rules against law banning gay marriage

Bermuda: Judge rules against law banning gay marriage

Bermuda’s top judge on Wednesday ruled against a new law banning same-sex marriage in the British overseas territory, a decision the government could now appeal, lawyers and witnesses said. Bermuda’s parliament and Senate passed an act banning same-sex marriages last year following pressure from a religious lobby group, in a rare reversal of a Western […]

Video: CNN Interview on Carnival Cruises’ support for OUTBermuda

Video: CNN Interview on Carnival Cruises’ support for OUTBermuda

When Bermuda overturned their same-sex marriage laws recently, it led to Carnival Cruises teaming up with LGBT rights group, OUTBermuda, to mount a legal challenge to the new legislation (Domestic Partnership Act) banning same-sex marriage. Equal marriage had previously been legal in Bermuda since 2017. Carnival Cruises is one of the largest cruise companies in […]

Bermuda: Rights Group Statement On Repeal Of Equal Marriage

Bermuda: Rights Group Statement On Repeal Of Equal Marriage

On Wednesday February 7th, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) issued the following statement on Bermuda’s Governor, John Rankin, signing legislation into law repealing marriage equality. Under the guise of passing domestic partnership benefits, the new law strips same-sex Bermudan couples of the right to marry. “Governor Rankin and the Bermuda Parliament have shamefully made Bermuda the first […]