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In a first, the Bermuda governor repeals same sex marriage

In a first, the Bermuda governor repeals same sex marriage

Bermuda becomes the first country in the world to repeal same-sex marriage.Bermuda’s governor John Rankin on Wednesday, February 7 approved a bill reversing the same-sex marriage rights despite a Supreme Court ruling authorising right of gay couples to marry in the British overseas territory last year, reported Reuters. The decision by the governor in the wealthy Atlantic island of 60,000 people is a rare reversal of same-sex marriage rights. The move has been severely criticised by international human rights groups as the new legislation contradicts Bermuda’s constitution, which guarantees freedom from discrimination.