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Frequently Asked Questions On Domestic Partnership Act 2017

Are LGBT visitors welcome in Bermuda?

Absolutely. Bermuda’s genuine hospitality welcomes all visitors, including LGBT visitors.

Is homosexuality legal in Bermuda?

Yes. Homosexuality was decriminalised in 1994 and the island’s anti-discrimination laws guarantee equal opportunity in jobs and public services.

Bermuda recently introduced a DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP ACT WHICH WILL REPLACE COURT SANCTIONED SAME-SEX MARRIAGES; WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE? 

Find out details about the Domestic Partnership Act on the Bermuda Government Ministry of Home Affairs site.  

Are civil ceremonies (non-religious) for same-sex couples allowed in Bermuda?

Yes. Currently any couple can participate in a civil ceremony in Bermuda. Whether a couple is intending to marry or intending to enter into a domestic partnership, the steps will be the same. For more detailed information check out Getting Married in Bermuda.

Are civil ceremonies allowed on cruises to Bermuda?

The Act will provide for domestic partnerships to be formalised on board Bermuda-registered ships (e.g. cruise ships) when the ships are on the high seas.