The Isle of Man, a British crown dependency, is to treat overseas same-sex marriages as civil partnerships. As a crown dependency – self-governing possessions of the British crown – the Isle of Man maintains full autonomy.
According to Manx Policy and Reform Minister Chris Robertshaw, overseas same-sex marriages should be recognised only as civil partnerships.
Robertshaw added that fifty relationships from other countries – including domestic partnerships in some U.S. states and civil partnerships in Ireland and Jersey – will be treated as civil partnerships.
Representative Zac Hall raised concerns that the list included relationships which were not as formal as a civil partnership. Hall has asked for the list to be withdrawn for further examination.