Media links: Equal marriage by 2017

Jersey Evening Post: Monday 1 December 2014 BBC Radio Jersey: Sunday 30 November 2014 (timecode: 01:04) Pink News: Friday 28 November 2014 Jersey Evening Post: Wednesday 26 November 2014 Jersey Evening Post: Thursday 27 November 2014 Channel Television: Wednesday 26 November 2014 BBC Radio Jersey: Wednesday 26 November 2014 (timecode: 01:07) BBC News: Wednesday 26…

Results of equal marriage consultation

Trans* Jersey and Liberate met with Chief Minister Ian Gorst on 21 November 2014 to discuss the findings of the consultation into the question of whether it is appropriate to introduce legislation to equalise marriage in Jersey. Consultation results The online survey conducted by the Chief Minister’s office had 1,094 respondents and 161 people wrote…

Media links: Liberate Jersey group formed

Jersey Evening Post: Friday 22 August 2014 Channel Television: Friday 22 August 2014 BBC Radio Jersey: Friday 22 August 2014 Channel 103fm: Friday 22 Augusts 2014 Channel Island equality charity Liberate is pleased to announce that its Jersey branch is now up and running. The Jersey branch of Liberate held its first meeting on 19…

A week of contradictions

On Tuesday 8 July 2014, the States of Jersey approved an amendment by Senator Ian le Marquand to the proposition to allow same-sex marriage that had been brought by Deputy Sam Mezec. The amendment effectively stalled the progress towards equal marriage in Jersey by making it subject to a consultation by the Chief Minister, Senator…

Really equal marriage: the Union Civile

This week Guernsey moved a step closer to equal marriage with a clever proposal for a Union Civile law that would remove religion from laws related to marriage. You can read more about the story here or visit Liberate’s website for more information about the work they have been doing. The proposed law would mean…

Making Jersey’s LGBT community safer

Trans* Jersey met with the States of Jersey Police LGBT Community Liaison Officer, PC710 Emma Poulliquen, this week to discuss ways in which we could work together. The discussion was wide-ranging and included educational initiatives to keep young people safe; legislation changes and how the introduction of anti-discrimination laws will affect the community; what “best…

Consortium membership

Trans* Jersey is very pleased to be able to announce that, as of today, we are members of Consortium. This will provide us with access to loads of resources for our members and other groups doing similar work in the UK. Consortium is a national membership organisation focusing on the development and support of LGBT…