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Forums - Politics Discussion - WGM: Bermuda Revokes Gay Marriage After 6 Months

 

Does this set a dangerous precedent for gay marriage elsewhere?

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From article:

"The country’s MPs have voted to re-ban same-sex marriage, just six months after it was legalised. US soldier who defected to North Korea in 1965 dead at 77 Under the proposed new bill, same-sex couples won’t be able to marry, but will instead enter into a ‘domestic partnership’. Speaking in favour of the bill, backbencher Lawrence Scott told the Bermuda Assembly: ‘As it stands now, they [LGBT couples] can have the name “marriage” but without the benefits.

‘But after this bill passes, they have the benefits and just not the name marriage. The benfits are what they really want.’"

 

tl;dr: Bermuda recently allowed LBGT people in the country to marry. They, however, were not given the rights of a straight marriage but still recieved a marriage certificate. In a recent ruling by their surpreme court they did what essentially amounts to a "seperate but equal" bill that gives them the benefits of marriage... however, they are no longer 'married' but rather recognized as "domestic partners" in their country. Bermuda is currently the only country to take away gay marriage after allowing it.

 

Read more at the source here: http://metro.co.uk/2017/12/11/bermuda-going-re-ban-sex-marriage-7150707/?ito=cbshare



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Doubt other countries will follow buy still terrible news. Bermuda needs to get their shit together.



From the article it doesn't sound that it really got taken away. They lost the term "marriage" but won the associated rights and benefits with it. Sounds like a net win to me.

Should probably adjusted in the title as they're not revoked but rather renamed.



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So what about the ones already married. Do they keep the status and benefits?



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Soooo...the name goes away, but the benefits come. Well...that's...good, isn't it? It just shows how much stock people put into the WORD "marriage" instead of the actual thing. Kinda sad, really.



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Sounds like gay couples finally have what everyone should have - the benefits without a term that the state should have no association with. That is, my favourite solution is to have a solution similar to what gay couples get in Bermuda for everyone, everywhere, if the state really needs to know the relatioship statuses of people. In a way, marriage is a very loaded term, which is why I think no state should have any association with it. The term is probably the biggest reason why I'm probably never going to marry despite being in a stable relationship.



I suppose that most gay couples only want the benefits of a marriage...well...who doesn't. So, screw the name.



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jason1637 said:
Doubt other countries will follow buy still terrible news. Bermuda needs to get their shit together.

Why should they get their shit together?Because they may not support the same views as you?Everyone is not and the same sex wagon,if you can't respect that oh well.



REDZONE said:
jason1637 said:
Doubt other countries will follow buy still terrible news. Bermuda needs to get their shit together.

Why should they get their shit together?Because they may not support the same views as you?Everyone is not and the same sex wagon,if you can't respect that oh well.

Just wanted to say I find it absolutely hilarious that your 666th post was one defending homophobia, bigotry, and goes against basic human decency to treat everyone equal.

Fantastic timing.



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vivster said:

From the article it doesn't sound that it really got taken away. They lost the term "marriage" but won the associated rights and benefits with it. Sounds like a net win to me.

Should probably adjusted in the title as they're not revoked but rather renamed.

It's still an obvious distinction and discrimination towards them.