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Civil Partnership Bill Given Royal Assent

Tuesday, March 15th 2011 00:00

The Civil Partnership Bill was given the all important Royal Assent in Tynwald today meaning it can now be introduced into Manx Law.

The Civil Partnership Bill was given the all important Royal Assent in Tynwald today meaning it can now be introduced into Manx Law.

It's a significant step forward for the Island which over the decades had garnered a reputation as being intolerant, with homosexuality only decriminalised in 1992.

The news means that same sex couples will now be able to have a civil partnership when it's officially introduced on April 6th.

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