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Same-sex marriage law approved

LegCo approves landmark bill

Same-sex marriage on the Isle of Man has been formally approved by the branches of Tynwald.

The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Amendment) Bill passed its third and final reading in the Legislative Council on Tuesday, with six votes for and three against.

It's a landmark step for gay couples, who've been allowed to enter civil partnerships since 2011.

The legislation will be enshrined in Manx law, pending royal assent.

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