MP wants to stop Bermuda downgrading gay marriages

MP Chris Bryant says Bermuda’s move to ban same-sex marriage will damage Britain’s international reputation if it is allowed to go ahead. He will lead a debate on the controversy in the House of Commons next week. He told the Royal Gazette newspaper that the British Government should block the Bermudian bill designed to downgrade same-sex marriages to civil partnerships.

Bermuda’s Domestic Partnership Act aims to reverse the Supreme Court ruling that opened the way for gay marriages in Bermuda, but it has yet to be signed into law by Bermuda’s Governor John Rankin.