Gay sex ban was an oversight

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Archaic laws banning gay sex on board Manx-registered merchant ships are probably an oversight according to a government spokesman.

The matter was brought to light by Lee Vorster, a member of Manx gay rights group the Manx Rainbow Association.

Though homosexual sex between consenting adults became legal in the Isle of Man in 1992, paradoxically the Sexual Offences Act of the same year prohibits such activity on Manx-registered ships.

 

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