Carnival Cruise Line lobbies Bermuda to re-legalize same-sex marriage

Carnival Corp. has pledged support to the local LGBT+ community in Bermuda as it seeks to re-legalize same-sex marriage. In February Bermuda became the first country in the world to ban same-sex marriage after previously legalizing it.

Because Carnival Cruise Line is based in Bermuda, the current legal status quo on same-sex marriage there means that the cruise company (including subsidiaries Cunard and P&O Cruises) is not able to host same-sex marriages on its ships anywhere in the world.

In a press statement, the company said, “while we always abide by the laws of the countries we sail to and from, we believe travel and tourism brings people and cultures together in powerful ways. As a result, we believe it is important to stand by the LGBTQ community in Bermuda and its many allies to oppose any actions that restrict travel and tourism.”

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