Ber­muda’s SSM re­peal

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - WORLD -

BER­MUDA has be­come the first coun­try to re­peal a gay mar­riage law, prompt­ing a back­lash from rights ac­tivists.

The Bri­tish over­seas ter­ri­tory had al­lowed cou­ples of the same gen­der to marry af­ter a rul­ing by the is­land’s Supreme Court in May last year.

But a ma­jor­ity of vot­ers on the so­cially con­ser­va­tive is­land op­posed the idea in a non­bind­ing ref­er­en­dum a year ear­lier, and same-sex mar­riages have now been re­placed with “do­mes­tic part­ner­ships”.

Crit­ics called the move a roll­back of civil rights.

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