Same-sex marriage ban

Bermuda has passed a law this month that bans same-sex marriage and cruise ships registered in Bermuda from hosting them.

The law comes less than a year after the island’s Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal in May. Bermuda is now the first jurisdiction to overturn the legalization of same-sex marriage.

The decision has put Bermuda tourism and some major cruise lines in a difficult situation. Carnival subsidiaries Cunard and P&O Cruises are both registered in Bermuda. Regardless of where the ships are in the world, they will no longer be allowed to host same-sex marriages. The same-sex marriage ban will force many couples to rethink their travel plans.