Six Months After Approving Gay Marriage, Bermuda Just Banned It


One of the most important issues that a nation must wrestle with in these modern times is whether or not they are going to protect and preserve their society and culture by standing boldly for traditional marriage, or whether they are going to cave to the lies of progressivism and allow same-sex marriage to rot these pillars until they crumble.

America, at the moment, has made it’s decision, opting to give in to the liberal agenda, regardless of the fact that same-sex marriage is an assault on the glory of God, the same God who blessed this country with liberty and prosperity, and if things don’t change, we will certainly reap what we sow for turning away from Him and His good design for humanity.

Many Christians and conservatives, however, have seemingly abandoned standing up for traditional marriage, believing to do so at this point is futile, given the Supreme Court has already made their ruling. The damage is done and can’t be reversed.

But that’s not true. It actually can be reversed. Bermuda’s in the process of doing so right now.

Bermuda passed same-sex marriage about six months ago, but it turns out they might be the first country to reverse course in the same year it was made law.

As you can imagine, this has the homosexual community up in arms.

Check out what The Daily Beast has to say:

The British overseas territory is also on the brink of becoming the first country in the world to re-ban same-sex marriage, in the same year that it was legalized.

Last Friday, MPs in Bermuda’s House of Assembly voted 24-10 in favor of the Bill to replace same-sex marriage with domestic partnerships.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, Bermuda’s Senate will vote on the Domestic Partnership Act (DPA), introduced by the ruling Progressive Labor Party (PLP), which won power in July’s general election.

Should the bill pass the Senate, the bill would have to receive royal assent from John Rankin, the governor of Bermuda, before it becomes law.

What the passing of this bill means, is that homosexual couples who were “married” while same-sex marriages were legal would be moved to domestic partnership status, the same status for those who get their relationships recognized from that point forward.

Really, the only thing that would change is what the relationship is called. The term “marriage” would not be used to refer to homosexual couplings, though they would still technically have the same rights as married couples.

Here are a few more details via Attitude:

Progressive Labour Party MP Lawrence Scott was one of the many to speak in favour of the bill.

He said: “As it stands now, they [The LGBT community] 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 benefits are what they really want.”

The move has been condemned by the Human Rights Commission and the Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda who called it a “removal of rights” for LGBT couples.

Given the reaction of the LGBTQ community, one has to wonder, is this so-called “fight for equality” really about those in homosexual relationships receiving the same benefits as married couples, or is it about forcing others to accept their lifestyle and acknowledge it as something normal?

Why are they so desperate for the approval of others? If their relationship were natural and normal, why the desperate need to force everyone to legitimize their behavior and choices?

Regardless, this is a prime example that just because we lost one battle in the fight to protect the institution of marriage does not mean we have to give up the war.