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ADDED ON: 02/21/2018

Bermuda’s Gay Marriage Reversal Sparks Fears Others May Follow

20/20/2018 | Reuters

Bermudian Joe Gibbons and his Canadian partner were ecstatic last year when the wealthy Atlantic island legalized same-sex marriage after a long struggle for gay equality – but their joy only lasted nine months. For the British overseas territory of 60,000 people – known for low taxes and stunning pink-sand beaches – this month became the first jurisdiction in the world to reverse a law allowing same-sex marriage. It was cause for celebration for many church leaders and thousands of Bermudians who gathered outside parliament on the usually sleepy island last year to protest the gay marriage law.

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