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12 Local & Maritime Same Sex Marriages In 2017

12 Local & Maritime Same Sex Marriages In 2017

Of the 892 marriages — both local and maritime — processed through the Registry General last year, twelve were same-sex marriages, with ten taking place in Bermuda, and two on Bermuda registered ships.Marriage Statistics  This is according to the Annual Report of the Registry General for the year ended December 31st, 2017, which was tabled... Read more of this article

Video: CNN Interview Zakiya Johnson Lord

Video: CNN Interview Zakiya Johnson Lord

OUTBermuda’s Zakiya Johnson Lord recently appeared on the CNN programme ‘Quest Means Business’, discussing the organisation’s lawsuit challenging the Domestic Partnership Act. OUTBermuda and Maryellen Jackson filed legal action in the Bermuda Supreme Court seeking an order declaring that provisions that “have the effect of... Read more of this article

Carnival Supporting New SSM Legal Action

Carnival Supporting New SSM Legal Action

OUTBermuda and Maryellen Jackson have filed legal action in the Bermuda Supreme Court seeking an order declaring that provisions that “have the effect of revoking same-sex marriage” are in contravention of the Bermuda Constitution, with the local legal action — which marks the second filed about the matter — being supported... Read more of this article

Couple Cancels Cunard Cruise Over SSM Law

Couple Cancels Cunard Cruise Over SSM Law

Jamison Firestone and his husband have cancelled their Cunard cruise, with Mr Firestone saying he does “not feel comfortable taking a cruise on a ship registered in a jurisdiction that does not accept my marriage.” This follows after the assent of the Domestic Partnership Act, as cruise lines registered in Bermuda — Princess Cruises,... Read more of this article

Celebrity: ‘First SSM On Major Cruise Line’

Celebrity: ‘First SSM On Major Cruise Line’

During a ceremony hosted on board the Celebrity Equinox cruise ship, Francisco Vargas and Benjamin Gray “became the first same-sex couple ever to be legally married at sea on a major cruise line,” according to Celebrity Cruises. The grooms were joined by their immediate family for a ceremony officiated by Captain Dimitrios Manetas.“Words... Read more of this article

Sun: Gay Couple’s Cruise Wedding Cancelled

Sun: Gay Couple’s Cruise Wedding Cancelled

The UK’s Sun reported that a gay couple had their “dream wedding on a cruise” cancelled after Bermuda-registered P&O cruise line contacted them citing the change in Bermuda law. The Domestic Partnerships Act passed in the House of Assembly and then passed in the Senate, with the Domestic Partnerships Act [PDF] designed to replace... Read more of this article

Cruise Line ‘Awaiting Further Updates’ On Law

Cruise Line ‘Awaiting Further Updates’ On Law

Cunard cruise line — which is registered in Bermuda and started offering same sex weddings onboard their ships — told Bernews they are “aware of the Bermuda Government’s plan to change the law on same sex marriage” and are “awaiting further updates regarding same sex marriages on our ships.”Bill Passes In... Read more of this article

Cruise Line Welcomes Same-Sex Marriages

Cruise Line Welcomes Same-Sex Marriages

Luxury cruise brand, Cunard, said they have welcomed their “first booking by a same-sex couple following a recent Supreme Court ruling enabling same-sex marriages in Bermuda, where Cunard’s fleet of ships is registered.”“The ruling means that Cunard, which has offered weddings on its ships for the past five years and has married... Read more of this article

Report: Law Prevents Same-Sex Cruise Wedding

Report: Law Prevents Same-Sex Cruise Wedding

According to various international reports, two women hoping to get married on a cruise were told they were unable to as the company is registered in Bermuda, and Bermuda law prohibits them from conducting same-sex marriage ceremonies. Pink News reports, “Because P&O is registered in Bermuda, where same-sex marriage is not allowed, the cruise... Read more of this article