Bermuda has become the first nation in the world to legalize gay marriage and then repeal it.
Bermuda Gov. John Rankin approved the repeal Wednesday night, outlawing same sex-marriage for the island.
The island’s supreme court ruled last year that such marriages must be recognized, though the measure approved by the legislature in December allows only domestic partnerships instead of same-sex marriage.
That vote came after a non-binding referendum in 2016 where majorities voted against same-sex marriage.
International human rights groups such as the LGBT-focused Human Rights Campaign had condemned the move, saying it “unconscionably ripped away the right of loving same-sex couples in Bermuda to marry”,NY Daily News reports.