Isle of Man gets stuck in the past

Another step along the wayThe Isle of Man will treat same-sex marriages as if they were civil partnerships, the island’s Policy and Reform Minister Chris Robertshaw has told the Tynwald.

The first same-sex marriages in Wales and England took place in March, while Scotland will follow later this year.

Some 50 other partnership registration arrangements from around the world will also be treated as if they were civil partnerships – a move copying one by the UK government 18 months ago.