Thursday, February 08, 2018

Bermuda "repeals" same-sex marriage.

This is a rather revealing article in the Guardian UK, the pinko paper of record across the pond. Here's the opening:

Bermuda has become the first jurisdiction to legalise and then repeal same-sex marriage, in what critics have called an unprecedented rollback of civil rights by the British territory.

Bermuda's governor has signed into law a bill reversing the right of gay couples to marry, despite a supreme court ruling last year authorising same-sex marriage.

Fairly bursting with outrage, eh? Here's what actually happened:

About half a dozen same-sex marriages that took place in Bermuda between the supreme court ruling in May 2017 and the repeal will continue to be recognised under the new law.

Anyone that was legally married during the time before the new law remains legally married.

But same-sex couples will now have the option only of a registered domestic partnership. Brown said those couples would had "equivalent" rights to married heterosexual couples, including the right to make medical decisions on behalf of one's partner.

Under the law, the rights of "married" people are the same as those with the newly created "domestic partnership."
Meaning, as we all expected, that none of this was ever about rights for gay people.

LGBT civil rights groups said domestic partnerships amounted to a second-class status and it was unprecedented for a jurisdiction to take away the legal right to marriage after it had been granted.

"Governor Rankin and the Bermuda parliament have shamefully made Bermuda the first national territory in the world to repeal marriage equality," said Ty Cobb, director of Human Rights Campaign Global.

"I feel enormously disappointed," said Joe Gibbons, a 64-year-old married gay Bermudian. "This is not equality, and the British government has obviously just said, 'This is not our fight.'"

This is about sticking it to the straights. That's what it has always been about. That and welfare money. Same-sex couples wanted access to spousal payments given to traditional marriages by government. Now they have everything they wanted, and they are screaming all the louder.

Bermuda's Senate and House of Assembly passed the legislation by wide margins in December and a majority of voters opposed same-sex marriage in a referendum.

In Bermuda, the straights stood up for their beliefs and traditions in a way that the Bermudan government could not safely ignore. The people voted, and this is the result.
To the Guardian and the LGBT "community," aka professional activists, the will of the people is of no consequence. A vote of the governed is a mere legal impediment, something to be mocked, scorned and overturned by governmental power as soon as possible.

They don't believe in freedom. They believe you should shut up and do as you're told.

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