Saturday, December 09, 2017

Bermuda House Approves Same-Sex Marriage Repeal Bill

Photo: Mad Max Pepito / Splash News/Newscom

The Washington Blade reports:

Members of the Bermuda House of Representatives have approved a bill that would repeal marriage rights for same-sex couples in the British island territory.

The Royal Gazette newspaper reported lawmakers approved the Domestic Partnership Act — which would allow same-sex couples to enter into domestic partnerships as opposed to get married — by a 24-10 vote margin. Lawmakers debated the measure for five hours on Friday before they voted on it.

“As it stands now, they can have the name marriage but without the benefits,” said MP Lawrence Scott, according to the Royal Gazette. “But after this bill passes, they have the benefits and just not the name marriage. The benefits are what they really want.”

LGBT rights advocates in Bermuda have sharply criticized the bill.

See full story here.

1 comment:

Raybeard said...

Hardly needs saying that those who supported this repeal have missed the whole point of the law having been passed in the first place. A sad day, and my fear is that it may well not be the only country to do so, no doubt in order to 'appease' those of a certain religious persuasion. Let's hope it doesn't catch on.