Tom Cross successful in Bermuda gay marriage Privy Council appeal


The Privy Council, by a majority of 4-1, has held that the Domestic Partnership Act 2018 did not contravene the Bermudian Constitution. The Act provided for a legally recognised form of union for same-sex couples but, reversing the effect of case law, did not extend this to marriage. The Board held that to be consistent with the right to freedom of conscience and the right not to be discriminated against on the ground of creed.

Tom Cross was instructed by the Attorney-General for Bermuda.

You can read the judgment here.