Carnival Corp. has thrown its considerable weight into the fight against Bermuda’s recently reinstituted gay marriage ban.
In February, Bermuda became the first country to reverse the legalization of same-sex marriage, when its Domestic Partnership Act was signed into law, banning same-sex marriage though giving LGBTQ couples similar rights. Opponents of the law say it creates a separate-but-equal status for gay Bermudians.
For Carnival Corp., the law means that its Bermuda-flagged cruise ships on Cunard, Princess and P&O fleets are unable to perform same-sex marriages at sea.
At least one person had to be taken to a local hospital Tuesday after the engine of a Southwest Airlines plane exploded, forcing the flight to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia.
According to 6ABC.com, Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 was traveling from New York City’s LaGuardia Airport to Love Field in Dallas, Texas, when the left engine of the aircraft suffered a mid-flight failure.
Condé Nast Triper
Good news for anyone flying north this summer: Air Canada will bring lie-flat business class seats to some Canada-U.S. routes starting on June 1. That makes them the first North American airline with lie-flat seats on flights to Canada, though other airlines, including JetBlue and United, have lie-flat seats on for their domestic cross-country routes. Air Canada will have the new seats on wide-body planes doing daytime flights between Newark and Vancouver and on overnights from both Los Angeles and San Francisco to Toronto.
Detroit Free Press
Detroit will soon gain another new upscale hotel.
Furniture and home décor retailer West Elm plans to build a 130- room hotel at Woodward and Eliot Street in Midtown, next to the Bonstelle Theatre, on a lot that is now a parking lot.
The project’s developer, the Detroit-based Roxbury Group, announced the hotel plans Tuesday morning. Groundbreaking is expected later this year, with an opening date sometime in 2020.