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Tynwald approves final step in Civil Partnerships

Wed, 16 Mar 2011


The final piece of legislation to allow Civil Partnerships on the Isle of Man has been passed by Tynwald.

 

The Island's Parliament agreed the Fees Order yesterday.

 

Same sex couples will be able to have a civil partnership from the start of the new tax year, giving them the same rights as hetrosexual married couples.

 

However, the legislation comes too late for G&D's Nightclub manager Graham Johnson.

 

He told Granada Reports of the difficulties he experienced when his partner died [play clip]

 

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