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Bermuda repeals same-sex marriage

Bermuda has become the first country to legalise and then repeal same-sex marriage, in what critics have called an unprecedented rollback of civil rights by the British island territory.

Bermuda’s governor approved a bill reversing the right of gay couples to marry, despite a supreme court ruling last year authorising same-sex marriage.

Bermuda repeals same-sex marriage

Governor John Rankin said he was seeking to balance opposition to same-sex marriage on the socially conservative island while complying with European court rulings that ensure recognition and protection for same-sex couples in the territory.

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