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The States of Jersey has now finished its consultation on equal marriage and partnerships. The next stage is for the Chief Minister to report to the States chamber on the consultation’s findings. You can download our response to the consultation here, which is broadly the same as our partner organisation Liberate. 1,000 people took part in the consultation of which 60% support equal marriage. Liberate’s questionnaire to election candidates confirmed that over 25% of the elected house support equal marriage, before any consultation findings have been announced, and that figure does not include those who were elected unopposed. It represents a good basis to build on.
The States of Jersey have now passed the Sex (and Related Characteristics) Regulations. They are due to become law in September 2015. After listening to the views of trans* islanders and others working in and for the trans* community, we submitted a response to the white paper and have been actively involved in the consultation that produced these regulations. We are extremely proud of the fact that they passed overwhelmingly in the States and that they go further than the UK in their protection of trans* and intersex islanders. Please visit our latest post to read more about the legislation.Copyright