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Gay Men to Be Pardoned on Mann

18/02/2022

The GB News Channel and Radio Network reported on Friday night that the Isle of Man, also known in the Manx language as Ellan Vannin, is to pardon gay and bisexual men who were historically convicted of consenting homosexual acts during the period when homosexuality was illegal. The Isle of Man only decriminalised homosexuality in 1992, and then under threat of action by the Westminster Government, from which the Island is semi-autonomous. Correspondents on GB News, which is a centre-right news channel, welcomed the development and one called for the Police Service on the Isle of Man to apologise to gay men whose lives were damaged and overshadowed by their convictions. Manx Radio, the oldest and effective state broadcaster on the Island, reported that the first pardons are expected this summer.  

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