Boston Pride is celebrating the decision made today by Bermuda’s Supreme Court, which upheld a constitutional challenge against the territory’s Domestic Partnership Act, which had rescinded residents’ right to marry. The challenge was offered by a former member of the Boston Pride Committee, Roderick Ferguson, who described why he took on this legal challenge in this year’s Boston Pride Guide.
“We are so pleased for Rod and for the members of the LGBTQ community living in Bermuda,” said Sylvain Bruni, President of Boston Pride. “It is especially gratifying to see this decision come down during Pride Week here in Boston. Boston provided Rod an experience of living out and proud, and we’re glad to see that he was inspired by the community here to fight for his rights in his native Bermuda.”
The ruling, which will allow same-sex couples to marry again in Bermuda, will not go into effect immediately, but will resume in six weeks’ time.
To read more about Rod Ferguson’s story, please visit: https://issuu.com/bostonpride/docs/bpg18/158.