Recognition of same-sex unions in the Isle of Man

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Same-sex unions in the Isle of Man take the form of a civil partnership. The bill for legalisation was signed into law on 15 March 2011. It took effect on 6 April 2011.

History[edit]

Since 2005, couples who have entered into a civil partnership in the United Kingdom are recognised by the Isle of Man Department of Health and Social Security for pension purposes. The other rights of a civil partnership were not provided.[1] In March 2009, the Chief Minister of the Isle of Man announced that a civil partnership bill would be introduced in October 2009. This bill would be mirrored on the UK one, providing same-sex couples with nearly all of the rights and responsibilities of marriage.[2]

In February 2010, the civil partnership bill was introduced by the government and had its first reading in the House of Keys.[3][4][5][6][7] The bill was passed 19 to 3 in the second reading on 30 March.[8][9] Additional action toward passage was supposed to take place on 27 April, but was delayed for "technical" reasons.[10] The bill passed the Clauses Stage on 25 May.[11][12] On 22 June, the bill was approved in the third reading.[13][14] On 29 June, the bill had its first reading in the Legislative Council.[15] On 26 October, it passed second reading.[16] On 9 November, the bill passed the Clauses Stage.[17] On 23 November, the bill was passed in the third reading.[18] On 15 March 2011, the bill was signed into law.[19][20] It took effect on 6 April 2011.[21][22] It was decided in 2014 that same-sex marriages from England and Wales as well as other relationships performed abroad will be treated as civil partnerships on the island.[23]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ THE CIVIL PARTNERSHIP ACT 2004 (APPLICATION) (No. 2) ORDER 2005. (PDF) . Retrieved on 11 January 2012.
  2. ^ Chief minister pledges action on civil partnership bill. Iomtoday.co.im (4 March 2009). Retrieved on 11 January 2012.
  3. ^ Isle of Man to consider civil partnerships for gay couples. Pinknews.co.uk. Retrieved on 11 January 2012.
  4. ^ Isle of Man to consider civil partnership bill. BBC News (22 February 2010). Retrieved on 11 January 2012.
  5. ^ Civil Partnerships Bill to progress. Energyfm.net (26 March 2010). Retrieved on 11 January 2012.
  6. ^ Civil Partnership Bill to go before Keys later this month. Iomtoday.co.im (1 March 2010). Retrieved on 11 January 2012.
  7. ^ HOUSE OF KEYS VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS Tuesday 23 February 2010. (PDF) . Retrieved on 11 January 2012.
  8. ^ HOUSE OF KEYS VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS Tuesday 30 March 2010. (PDF) . Retrieved on 11 January 2012.
  9. ^ Are dark days of intolerance over?. Iomtoday.co.im (6 April 2010). Retrieved on 11 January 2012.
  10. ^ Isle of Man civil partnership bill debate delayed. BBC News (27 April 2010). Retrieved on 11 January 2012.
  11. ^ HOUSE OF KEYS VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS Tuesday 25 May 2010. (PDF) . Retrieved on 11 January 2012.
  12. ^ Civil Partnership bill progresses through Keys. Iomtoday.co.im (27 May 2010). Retrieved on 11 January 2012.
  13. ^ HOUSE OF KEYS VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS Tuesday 22 June 2010. (PDF) . Retrieved on 11 January 2012.
  14. ^ Keys continues to support Civil Partnership Bill. Isleofman.com (23 June 2010). Retrieved on 11 January 2012.
  15. ^ LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS TUESDAY 29TH JUNE 2010. (PDF) . Retrieved on 11 January 2012.
  16. ^ LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS TUESDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2010. (PDF) . Retrieved on 11 January 2012.
  17. ^ LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS TUESDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 2010. (PDF) . Retrieved on 11 January 2012.
  18. ^ LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS TUESDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 2010. (PDF) . Retrieved on 11 January 2012.
  19. ^ Corker, Sarah. (15 March 2011) Isle of Man gay couples get right to civil partnership. Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 11 January 2012.
  20. ^ Civil Partnership Bill Given Royal Assent. Three.fm (15 March 2011). Retrieved on 11 January 2012.
  21. ^ Isle of Man gay couples have right to civil partnership. Bbc.co.uk (6 April 2011). Retrieved on 11 January 2012.
  22. ^ Civil Partnership legislation officially introduced today. Three.fm (6 April 2011). Retrieved on 11 January 2012.
  23. ^ "Same-sex marriages to be treated as civil partnerships in Isle of Man". IOM Today. 24 June 2014. 

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