Same-sex marriage will happen in 2017

The States of Jersey have voted overwhelmingly in favour of same-sex marriage. The Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, asked States members to decide whether they were for or against four principles. (a) to agree, in principle, that appropriate legislation should be brought forward for approval to allow same-sex couples to get married in Jersey, with…

Press release: 14 July 2015

Channel Island equality charity Liberate and transgender support group Trans* Jersey have welcomed the proposal for same-sex marriage in Jersey lodged in the States Assembly today by the Chief Minister. Chairman of Liberate in Jersey, Christian May, said: “We are heartened by the wording that the Chief Minister has chosen to use in his proposal…

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…

Press release: 26 November 2014

Trans* Jersey welcomes the Chief Minister’s report on equal marriage, especially its handling of the particular trans issue of the spousal veto. Trans* Jersey met with Chief Minister, Ian Gorst, to discuss the findings of the consultation into the question of whether it is appropriate to introduce legislation to equalise marriage in Jersey. The resulting…

Media links: Trans* Jersey welcomes equal marriage consultation

Pink News: Friday 29 August 2014 BBC Radio Jersey: Sunday 31 August 2014 (timecode: 02.09) Channel Island equality charity Liberate and affiliate group Trans*Jersey welcome the States of Jersey’s consultation on equal marriage and partnership. Jersey’s Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, launched a public consultation on equal marriage and partnership on 20 August 2014 that…

States of Jersey consultation on equal marriage

The States of Jersey are currently asking for comments from the public on proposals for an equal marriage and partnership law. They have published a consultation paper, which can be downloaded here. The consultation process closes on 22 October 2014 and the Chief Minister will report to the States in November 2014. What the consultation…

Equal Marriage update

Trans* Jersey met with Chief Minister Ian Gorst on 29 July 2014. In attendance were Senator Paul Routier, Ruth Johnson (Assistant Director, Social Policy), Martin Gavet, Ellie Jones and Pippa McCarthie from Liberate, Emma Poulliquen and Sara Garwood from the LGBTQ liaison team of the States of Jersey Police, Vicki Twohig and Mark Capern from…

Media links: Meeting with the Chief Minister

Jersey Evening Post: Tuesday 29 July 2014: Channel Island equality charity Liberate will be meeting two senior Jersey politicians tomorrow, Tuesday 29 July 2014, with affiliate group Trans*Jersey. The first meeting will be held with Social Security Minister, Senator Francis Le Gresley, over Jersey’s new Discrimination Law and provisions relating to sexual orientation and gender…