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Bermuda becomes first nation to legalize gay marriage, then repeal it

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Bermuda has become the first nation in the world to legalize gay marriage and then repeal it.
Bermuda Gov. John Rankin approved the repeal Wednesday night, outlawing same sex-marriage for the island.

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The island’s supreme court ruled last year that such marriages must be recognized, though the measure approved by the legislature in December allows only domestic partnerships instead of same-sex marriage.
That vote came after a non-binding referendum in 2016 where majorities voted against same-sex marriage.

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International human rights groups such as the LGBT-focused Human Rights Campaign had condemned the move, saying it “unconscionably ripped away the right of loving same-sex couples in Bermuda to marry”,NY Daily News reports.

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