Bermuda’s governor has approved a bill reversing the right of gay couples to marry in the British overseas territory, despite a Supreme Court ruling authorising same-sex marriage last year.
The decision by Governor John Rankin in the wealthy Atlantic island of 60,000 people represents a rare reversal of a trend among Western countries of legalizing same-sex marriage.
On Tuesday, the House of Representatives approved H. Res. 724, a measure that prohibits sexual relationships between lawmakers and their staffers.
The bill, pushed by Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), is the first significant step toward changing the system that has faced numerous sexual misconduct scandals against lawmakers in recent months amid the nationwide #MeToo movement.
The measure is effective immediately, according to the Washington Post. The bill affects the House only.
These are not massive deals, but they are indicative of a shift. When Clinton was sleeping with interns and thumbing his nose at everyone, and Senators were chasing interns around desks, and everyone knew Hollywood producers were employing the casting couch, nobody cared enough to change anything. During that whole period, gay marriage was on a non-stop advance everywhere, and a country like Bermuda discriminating against gays would have been frowned upon.
Today, behaving in a sexually unconstrained manner has begun to be seen as improper, and we are seeing moves by leadership to take legal measures to constrain it. This would not happen if the broader population wasn’t shifting its perceptions and mores. Amygdalae are beginning to apply force to our natural K-instincts again.
It will start with leaders sleeping with subordinates, but I expect to see a backlash against gay adoption, female promiscuity, and all sexual deviance before long.
And then Generation Zyklon is going to come along.