Boston Pride is celebrating the decision made today by Bermudaâ€™s Supreme Court, which upheld a constitutional challenge against the territoryâ€™s Domestic Partnership Act, which had rescinded residentsâ€™ right to marry.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 yearâ€™s Boston Pride Guide.
â€œWe are so pleased for Rod and for the members of the LGBTQ community living in Bermuda,â€ said Sylvain Bruni, President of Boston Pride. â€œIt 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 weâ€™re glad to see that he was inspired by the community here to fight for his rights in his native Bermuda.â€
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 Fergusonâ€™s story, please visit: https://issuu.com/bostonpride/docs/bpg18/158.