Bermuda’s Supreme Court has overturned a ban on same-sex marriage. The decision comes just four months after the island nation became one of the first in the world to revert from gay marriage to domestic partnerships. The ruling is a win for local organization OUTBermuda, who filed a lawsuit against Bermuda’s attorney general.
The decision back in February caused international outcry, particularly in the travel industry. Many cruise ships, including Carnival, were forced to end gay and lesbian marriage on board ships that were registered in Bermuda. Now, they can resume wedding ceremonies.
The plaintiffs expressed gratitude to Carnival Corporation for its leadership supporting their cause and for the affidavits in support of the litigation provided by Julia and Judith Aidoo-Saltus, Chai T, Wesley Methodist Church, Sylvia Hayward-Harris, Douglas NeJaime and by Carnival Corporation executive Roger Frizzell.