Bermuda Supreme Court upholds legality of same-sex marriage
The Bermuda Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples are entitled to be married under the Marriage Act of the territory. The notice of intended marriage of the petitioner and his fiance had been rejected by the Registrar. The court held that such rejection amounted to unlawful discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Terming the perspective of marriage being predicated upon heterosexual procreation and marriage being the main and most effective means of rearing healthy, happy, and well-adjusted children as “insular,” the court opined that it was out of step with the Bermuda of the 21st century.