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Bermuda becomes first country in world to repeal same-sex marriage

Guardian staff and agencies
Thu 8 Feb 2018 04.57 EST
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/08/bermuda-repeal-same-sex-marriage?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=263329&subid=16395612&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

"Bermuda has become the first country to legalise and then repeal same-sex marriage, in what critics have called an unprecedented rollback of civil rights by the British island territory.

"Bermuda’s governor has signed into law a bill reversing the right of gay couples to marry, despite a supreme court ruling last year authorising same-sex marriage.

"Walton Brown, the minister of home affairs, said the legislation signed by Governor John Rankin would balance opposition to same-sex marriage on the socially conservative island while complying with European court rulings that ensure recognition and protection for same-sex couples in the territory.

"Bermuda’s Senate and House of Assembly passed the legislation by wide margins in December and a majority of voters opposed same-sex marriage in a referendum. . . ."
-April

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