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Bishop brands same-sex marriage law a 'well intentioned mistake'

Fri, 29 Apr 2016


Marriage - and the concept that underpins it - is not a "generalist term" and should not be used as such on the Isle of Man.
 
That's the opinion of the Island's Bishop who voted against the Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill being introduced earlier this week. 
 
He was joined in his opposition to legalise same-sex marriage by MLCs David Anderson and Geoff Corkish and MHKs Eddie Teare, Chris Robertshaw and Zac Hall. 
 
Despite their efforts the bill passed and is now awaiting Royal Assent - Robert Paterson said he made his decision with a "heavy heart": 

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