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Dec. 10, 2017 – Bermuda Becomes First Country to Abolish Gay Marriage

“Just six months after legalising same-sex marriage [on May 5], Bermuda has moved to abolish it. A bill to introduce domestic partnerships was approved without amendment this weekend, and replaces same-sex marriage with the partnerships. It was approved with 24 votes for and 10 against in the Bermuda House. The Domestic Partnership Act 2017 will replace same-sex marriage with domestic partnerships. The bill will not roll back same-sex marriages that have already taken place since same-sex marriage became legal six months ago following a Supreme Court ruling. It will also affect cruise ships which had begun offering same-sex wedding ceremonies on board since the ruling. A cruise liner in August began offering legal same-sex weddings at sea following the May ruling.”