Date set for referendum on same-sex unions in Bermuda

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HAMILTON, Bermuda  – In less than two months, registered voters in Bermuda will have their say on same-sex unions.

June 23 has been set as the date for a referendum on that issue, according to a Notice of Referendum issued by Premier Michael Dunkley yesterday.

The Nassau Guardian quoted Dunkley as saying that the results of the referendum would be “non-binding”.

According to him, the upcoming vote is “an opportunity for Government and for the people of Bermuda to expression their opinions on a very important subject”.

There will be two questions on the ballot papers: Are you in favour of same-sex marriage in Bermuda? Are you in favour of same-sex civil union in Bermuda?

Activists on both sides are expected to ramp up their campaigns over the coming weeks.

 

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