Bermuda Rules Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

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Bermuda’s top court reversed the government’s ban on gay marriage, as it was unconstitutional, after an appeal from the attorney general.

The lawyers that challenged the ban said the ruling was meant to appease a powerful religious lobby, according to Ruters. While the ruling has been denied by the top court, it can still go to the Privy Council in London. But, according to Reuters, those appeals are rare. 

Now, after months of a pause on gay marriage, same-sex unions can resume.

“Love won again, and today love was reaffirmed,” Winston Godwin, a prominent equal marriage rights activist told Reuters. “My marriage doesn’t impact anyone else’s.”

However, the government still has to decide whether to appeal the decision made by the top court. 

 


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