Bermuda Supreme Court overturns same-sex marriage ban
London, UK – 6 June 2018
The decision by the Bermuda Supreme Court to overturn the nation’s ban on same-sex marriage is a historic one. The court’s decision comes in response to legal challenges to newly enacted domestic partnership legislation that repealed marriage equality in Bermuda.
Bermuda was the first nation to repeal marriage equality.
LGBT+ and human rights activist, Peter Tatchell said:
“Bermuda’s Supreme Court was right to rule that the repeal of same-sex marriage by the country’s parliament was unconstitutional.
“Under Bermuda’s constitution and its international treaty obligations the state is duty-bound to guarantee equal treatment and non-discrimination to all its citizens.
“This ruling will encourage and empower legal challenges to criminalisation and marriage inequality across the Caribbean, many of which are bound to succeed. It is indicative of the unstoppable global trend towards LGBT+ equal human rights.”