Hooray! Isle of Man Finally Legalized Same-Sex Marriage.
Six members of Isle of Man’s Legislative Council voted in favor of the Same-Sex Marriage and Civil Partnership (Amendment) Bill. Only three of members voted against.
Till this time same-sex couples had the right to enter civil unions since 2011, but they were not allowed to marry till these days.
The Manx Rainbow Association claimed that this legislative change proves that Isle of Man is “shaking off its dark past.”
And it was really a dark past. Homosexual relationship was considered as a crime in the Isle of Man until 1992.
Aanyone who was caught engaging in same-sex relations, was imprisoned.
Fast forward 24 years and finally the local people of the Isle of Man of all sexual orientations can enter same-sex marriage.