Still, the new act has been criticised by worldwide human rights groups who have lobbied Rankin and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to deviate from standard practice in self-governing United Kingdom territories and withhold assent.
Same-sex couples had been able to marry on the remote North Atlantic Ocean island - home to around 65,000 people - since a supreme court ruling there in May past year, which led to protests on the socially-conservative territory.
The government is hoping it doesn't keep LGBT tourists away.
Minister of home affairs Walton Brownsaid the legislation signed by Mr Rankin was an attempt to satisfy opposition to same-sex marriage while complying with European court rulings that ensure recognition and protection for same-sex couples in the territory.
She said that after "full and careful consideration" of Bermuda's constitutional and worldwide obligations, Johnson had decided that it would "not be appropriate" to block the legislation, something she said only took place in exceptional circumstances. "This is not equality, and the British government has obviously just said, 'this is not our fight'".
Around half a dozen same-sex marriages that have been officiated since May 2017 will now be recognised as a "domestic partnership".
He said the bill "has been democratically passed by the Parliament of Bermuda, and our relationship with the overseas territories is based on partnership and respect for their right to democratic self-government".
The decision means that several cruise operators who are domiciled in Bermuda will no longer be able to offer same-sex weddings at sea. "I had hoped our local government would not have allowed the majority to decide on a human rights issue".
One of those outraged by the revelation was MP Caroline Lucas of the Green Party.
LGBTQ civil rights groups view domestic partnerships as a second-class status.
In addition to the new map and updated mechanics, Blizzard will host a four-week competitive season for Capture the Flag. Kaplan also added that there are six "amazing" legendary skins being added to Overwatch with the Year of the Dog event.
The report says a bloody trail leading to d'Baha circled two blocks, and a bloody bicycle lay across the street. His mountain bike, its right side "covered in blood", was found across the street, the report said.
Mr Azad said that his speech was shown only for eight seconds and eight seconds were given for other leaders of the Opposition. Naidu issued a statement in the evening saying no one should have any misgivings about his commitment.
But warming trends could be strengthening these currents, moving more ozone to the poles and leaving less at lower latitudes. The study is an example of the concerted worldwide effort to monitor and understand what is happening with the ozone layer .
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Syria: Turkish forces attacked, one killed
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Trappist planets have water, may be habitable
Then they tried to improve the measurements of the radii and masses of the near-Earth sized planets that revolve around the star. This diagram compares the sizes, masses and estimated temperatures of the TRAPPIST-1 planets with Solar System planets.