Petition being delivered to Westminster today
The Island's progressive stance on mixed-gender civil partnerships is putting pressure on the UK government.
So says the Equal Civil Partnerships Campaign which is delivering a petition to Westminster today (17 Nov), demanding the extension of civil partnerships to mixed-gender couples.
Containing more than 70,000 signatures, the document will be passed to Education Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities Justine Greening.
Mixed-gender civil partnerships are legal in the Isle of Man, yet certificates given here are not recognised in the UK.
Campaign manager, Matt Hawkins, says there's mounting demand for the British Government to follow suit: