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Worries over same sex legislation allayed

Thu, 07 Jul 2016


Legislation allowing same sex couples to marry on the Isle of Man was never due to be presented on Tynwald Day.
 
That's according to the Cabinet Office which says concerns have been raised following a "mistaken expectation" from some members of the public that it would be promulgated on Tuesday. 
 
It says that was never the plan and promulgation - where something is put into effect - is only for legislation that is already an Act. 
 
The Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill is yet to receive the Royal Assent which would turn it into an Act - it's due to receive it at this month's sitting of Tynwald.  
 
It's unknown if campaigner Peter Murcott's efforts to object to the Bill via the Privy Council will have any delay to proceedings.
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