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https://www.facebook.com/PrincessBermuda/ Bermuda is throwing its first pride festival this summer, and rumor has it this party is going to be lit. Thousands of people have taken to social media, posting plans for rainbow outfits and forming groups to march in the parade. After-party ideas are circulating for restaurants and bars, or maybe everyone will just go drink on the beach? (GayCities votes “yes” to the beach-drinking idea.) There is a campaign to get Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who live...
same-sex couples

Bermuda made history as the first country to repeal marriage equality, but now the Supreme Court has ruled it legal again Bermuda’s Supreme Court just ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, making it legal in the country again. Bermuda officially legalized same-sex marriage in May last year. But then it became the first country in the world to repeal same-sex marriage legislation in February this year. The repeal officially came into effect just days ago, on 1 June. But now the Supreme...
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The Domestic Partnership Act was signed into law today Today Bermuda became the first country to revoke legalized same-sex marriage. Instead, it has replaced marriage equality with domestic partnerships. Governor John Rankin signed the Domestic Partnership Act 2017 into law today (7 February). The bill clarifies that ‘a marriage is void unless the parties are respectively male and female’. A domestic partnership is essentially an interpersonal relationship between adults who share their lives without marriage. Bermuda legalized same-sex marriage on 5 May 2017. An...
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“It is the most important day of our lives," says Stephen Henderson. After Bermuda passed marriage equality in spring 2017, cruise ship with holdings in the country began to offer same-sex wedding packages at sea. But when Parliament repealed same-sex marriage barely six months later, it left gay couples high and dry. Stephen Henderson and Stuart Andrews booked passage with P&O Cruises last summer so they could have their July 22, 2019 wedding on a boat in the Bay of Biscay....
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Last month, we reported to you that Bermuda's government was considering banning gay marriage despite only legalizing it earlier this year. Gay marriage came to the island in May after gay couple Winston Godwin and Greg DeRoche (shown above) fought several court battles to gain its legalization. That said, the government wasn't ready to stop and the Minister of Home Affairs, named Walton Brown, introduced the “Domestic Partnership Bill.” That bill, though unable to affect already married couples, now makes it so...
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Bermuda is trying to become the first country to re-ban same-sex marriage. The first gay couples to get married in Bermuda did so only in May of this year. This was after the island’s Supreme Court ruled the ban on same-sex marriage to be discriminatory. Bermuda’s legislative branch however has introduced a bill that would take away same sex-marriage (which was only legalized a few months ago). The bill, titled “Domestic Partnership Bill,” was introduced by the Minister of Home Affairs named...
gay marriage

"Getting married by the captain in the middle of the ocean is an unforgettable experience.” Following a court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in Bermuda, Carnival Corporation announced on Tuesday that it will now offer same-sex wedding packages on its Princess, P&O, and Cunard Line cruises, which are all registered in the North Atlantic nation. Marriage licenses will be issued by the Bermudan government, and ceremonies will be performed by the ship’s captain or deputy captain. The first ceremony is already scheduled for...
Bermuda

'Today, history has been made and love has won' Bermuda legalized same-sex marriage yesterday (5 May) after a long and arduous Supreme Court case. Bermudian Winston Godwin and his Canadian fiancé, Greg DeRoche fought for the right to be married on the British island territory. The Registrar-General rejected their application to be married on the island, so they took their fight to the top court, arguing that the Human Rights Act took primacy in Bermuda. Puisne Judge Charles-Etta Simmons said in the ruling:...

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