Bermuda Has Just Legalized Same-Sex Marriage

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Bermuda legalized same-sex marriage yesterday after a  Supreme Court case.

Winston Godwin and his Canadian fiancé, Greg DeRoche fought for the right to get married on the British island territory.

Puisne Judge Charles-Etta Simmons said in the ruling: The current marriage act is ‘inconsistent with the provisions of the Human Rights Act as they constitute deliberate different treatment on the basis of sexual orientation,’


‘The applicants are entitled to an Order of Mandamus compelling the Registrar to act in accordance with the requirements of the Marriage Act and a Declaration that same-sex couples are entitled to be married under the Marriage Act 1944.

Godwin said: ‘The ruling today is more than me and pieces of paper. It’s more than any of that, it is what it means for Bermuda moving forward.