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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 also launched a consultation on the next phase of anti-discrimination legislation due to become law in September 2015. It includes gender reassignment discrimination. 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. We are now in the consultation phase and are happy to continue to hear the views of trans* islanders as we discuss the draft law with the States of Jersey. Please visit our response page to read more about what we feel the States need to do.Copyright