Step forward for same-sex marriage plans

Plans to allow same sex marriage have been passed through the House of Keys for a second time.

The new legislation would enable same-sex couples on the Island to marry in a civil or religious ceremony.  
 
However it wasn't a unanimous decision - four MHKs including Eddie Teare, John Houghton, Zac Hall and Chris Robertshaw voted against the idea. 
 
Speaking after yesterday's debate Chief Minister Allan Bell said it still sends out a clear message: 
 

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