Bermuda abolishes same-sex marriage just six months after legalising it
Bermuda is set to become the first country to abolish same-sex marriage.
The North Atlantic British island territory legalised same-sex marriage just six months ago, but the Bermuda Assembly introduced a new bill over the weekend that replaces same-sex marriages with partnerships.
The bill, named the Domestic Partnership Act 2017, was approved with 24 votes for and 10 against in the Bermuda House. The partnerships introduced with the bill offer the same rights as opposite-sex marriage, just without the title.
Previously, same-sex marriage gave gay couples a right to marry, but failed to grant them the same rights as heterosexual couples. It’s believed that the bill will not roll back same-sex marriages that had taken place during the six months it was legal.
Progressive Labour Party MP Lawrence Scott was one