According to PinkNews, a Bermudian court has made the sweeping decision to legalize same-sex marriage for the second time.  On Friday, November 23, Bermuda’s Court of Appeal defended marriage equality, “which has been stuck in a vicious cycle over same-sex marriage since a May 2017 Supreme Court ruling that gave same-sex couples the right to marry.” 

Despite being re-banned after its initial legalization, in June 2018 the island’s Supreme Court struck down the prohibition and did so again this month upon discovering that the newest ban was instituted “’for a mainly religious purpose.’” 

In celebration with the entire LGBT community, who is loudly and proudly rejoicing in the Court’s decision, Maryellen Jackson and Roderick Ferguson, the Bermudians leading this fight towards equality, told Bernews that they are “’grateful for the court’s decision, and its recognition of the significance of marriage equality in supporting and protecting [their] families.’”

“’Equality under the law is every Bermudian’s birthright,” they said.  “Bermuda’s LGBTQ community is strong and proud.  When our voices join together, we will be heard, and we will continue to make progress.”

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