"This decision strips loving same-sex couples of the right to marry and jeopardizes Bermuda's worldwide reputation and economy".
It followed a landmark decision by the Supreme Court in May 2017, when Puisne Judge Charles-Etta Simmons ruled that the islands Registrar-General could not reject a gay couples application to marry in Bermuda.
The island's supreme court ruled previous 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.
Worldwide human rights groups such as the LGBT-focused Human Rights Campaign had condemned the move, which it said "unconscionably ripped away the right of loving same-sex couples in Bermuda to marry".
"About a half-dozen" same-sex couples married during the window that it was legal, and those marriages will continue to be recognized under the new law, the wire service reports.
And Lib Dem Jamie Stone said he was "stunned" that Johnson did not think protecting the rights of gay people in Bermuda was an "exceptional case" worthy of his intervention. She said: "When it comes to the rights of British citizens there should be no such thing as a balancing act".
British Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman, James Slack, said Thursday that Britain was "seriously disappointed" by the legal change.
"But that Bill has been democratically passed by the Parliament of Bermuda, and our relationship with the overseas territories is based on partnership and respect for their right to democratic self-government".
The Human Rights Campaign Global complained the new law strips same-sex Bermudian couples of the right to marry. Also, any overseas same sex marriages taking place before and during the transitional period will also be capable of recognition as marriages in Bermuda.
In a statement, the president of the LGBT advocacy group GLAAD called the news "unjust and hurtful".
The government has come under cross-party pressure to explain why it gave permission for Bermuda to repeal same-sex marriage rights, after the British territory became the first place in the world to make such a move.
The Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality in May 2017 was celebrated by the small gay community, but it also outraged many on the socially conservative island, including church leaders, and thousands protested outside parliament.
The Guardian quoted Minister of Home Affairs Walton Brown as saying that the legislation constitutes a compromise between the recognition of same-sex couples and the will of the majority, who overwhelmingly voted against gay marriage in the 2016 referendum.
But LGBTQ civil rights groups said the unprecedented decision gave same-sex couples second-class status.
Now, less than a year later, the island-nation's Governor John Rankin just signed a Bermuda gay marriage repeal replacing same-sex marriages with "domestic partnerships" which can be entered into by both different-sex and same-sex couples.
Poland has canceled Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett's visit this week because of Bennett's reaction to the measure. Israeli officials have voiced strong objections to the law, saying it is an attempt to rewrite history.
Among the most vulnerable patients during flu season are senior citizens, children and those with chronic medical conditions. That's the message New Yorkers need to know from the New York City Emergency Management Department's latest podcast series.
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India is leading on this series by 2-0, and they are just one step away from winning their first ODI series in South Africa . The win meant India picked up two points towards the ICC Women's Championship in their first game.
The seventh one was killed in a YPG attack on the border, without giving further details. "There is not much to go", he said. But the YPG has been working closely with the United States to fight the Islamic State extremist group in Syria.
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Steele's contacts with the Federal Bureau of Investigation or other government agencies prior to the 2016 election?". This memo, though, will instantly be subjected to the same partisan division as the Steele dossier.
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Along with the wonderful acting and storytelling, Black Panther soars in regards to costumes, production design and soundtrack. The film was voted the most-anticipated solo movie debut of 2018 and the second-most-anticipated movie of the year overall .
New body panels cover the wheels and the auto has a large diffuser at the back which generates aerodynamic grip at high speeds. The fully-electric series is now in its fourth season and has used the same single-make chassis since its inception in 2014.
Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's second offer to buy the company
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PS4 Firmware 5.50 Features Detailed
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BP says annual profit rockets on higher oil prices
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Indianapolis Colts Hire New Head Coach
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Rumor: Call of Duty 2018 Will Be Black Ops 4
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