HAMILTON, Bermuda, Friday May 26, 2017 – Loud chants of “one woman, one man, we need to take stand” rang out in the Bermuda capital yesterday as thousands joined the group, Preserve Marriage, to pressure Government to appeal a recent ruling by the Supreme Court that legalizes same-sex marriage.

And equally defiant that “Love wins”, members of the Rainbow Alliance of Bermuda came out to state their case.

On May 6, in her ruling in a case brought by gay couple Winston Godwin and Greg DeRoche, Judge Charles-Etta Simmons said same-sex couples in Bermuda had the right to marry. She said the common law definition of marriage discriminates against same-sex couples based on their sexual orientation, and contended that was inconsistent with the Human Rights Act.