It will afford people in a same sex relationship the same rights as a married couple, with the same rights regarding pensions, tax and inheritance.It’s a landmark day on the Isle of Man with the new Civil Partnership legislation officially introduced.
The Civil Partnership Bill has been tabled by Economic development minister Allan Bell.
He has been telling 3FM that the Island was intolerable for people within the gay community before it was decriminalised in 1992.
There was a spate of suicides of young people on the Isle of Man who, Allan Bell said, could no longer tolerate living in such a repressive society.From today the couples can begin the procedure that will eventually result in them having their partnership recognised by law.
Two significant accidents have forced the abandonment of the IM GOLD Manx Grand Prix Senior Race.
Island residents who receive incapacity benefits will once again be subject to personal capability assessments.
Donovan Bradley Kitching will appear back in court today where he's expected to enter a plea over the charge of causing death by dangerous driving.
Public Health is encouraging people to "keep moving and active" during the colder months ahead.
Manx Telecom has confirmed a whole new raft of smartphones will now be able to pick up their recently launched 4G network.
Manx people are being encouraged to set up their own businesses.
Nurses and midwives trained on the Isle of Man will face shorter assessments.
Today will see the final days racing for the Festival of Motorcycling 2014.