Isle of Man Chief Minister apologises for homosexual convictions in historic statement

Chief Minister, Howard Quayle, has apologised to those convicted for homosexual activity in the Isle of Man, before the law was changed in 1994.

He was speaking in the House of Keys this morning in Tynwald, the Island's Parliament.

During the third reading of the the Sexual Offences and Obscene Publications Bill, Mr Quayle confirmed individuals can have any previous homosexual convictions removed from their record.

The bill passed unanimously in the House of Keys and will now be put to the upper house of Tynwald.

The Chief Minister gave the speech during the House of Keys sitting: