The late-season storm is now the 10th hurricane of the Atlantic season.
Officials in the New Orleans area issued a mandatory evacuation order for areas outside of levee protection.
The government has 21 days to appeal the decision.
The storm is forecast to become a “major hurricane” Monday.
The British territory's chief justice declared a new domestic partnership law unconstitutional.
"I guess I'm canceling my trip," Ellen DeGeneres wrote.
The reversal in Bermuda is the first of its kind, and we cannot assume it will be an isolated case.
"There is just a feeling that people are against you," one person said.
The island's Domestic Partnership Act, he says, is unconstitutional.
LGBTQ activists are calling for people to #BoycottBermuda after a law reversing same-sex marriage was passed.