A supreme court ruling in May made same-sex marriages legal in Bermuda amid opposition on the socially conservative island. The ruling Progressive Labor party took up the matter after winning power in the July election.
Now Senators on Wednesday approved the Domestic Partnership Act by an 8-3 vote. The House of Assembly approved it 24-10 on Friday. It must now be signed by the governor before it becomes law in the Atlantic ocean territory.
It is informed that those who had their marriage under this act won’t face any problem, but the new couples won’t be allowed to get married. But they can live together under the same roof.