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Notes

*DC (subject to Congressional review) and Mexico City same-sex marriage laws are effective from 1 March and 4 March 2010, respectively.

See also

Same-sex marriage
Same-sex marriage legislation
Timeline of same-sex marriage
Civil union
Domestic partnership
Registered partnership
Civil partnership
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Currently, the British crown dependency of Jersey has no legislation recognising same-sex civil partnerships.

The pressure group Progress Jersey, which has close links to the Jersey Conservative Party, has bought forward support for a civil partnership law similar to the civil partnership law in the UK.[1] Following this, in 2006, senator Philip Ozouf brought forward his support. In August 2009, it was announced by the Chief Minister of Jersey that a Civil Partnerships Bill 2009 would be drafted and be due for introduction to the Jersey House in October 2009.[2][3]

There was an online petition back in 2007 to push for a law to be debated in the States of Jersey, but it failed. According to a poll by the radio station Channel 103, two-thirds of Jersey people support a civil partnership law in the island.

On October 20, 2009, the States of Jersey voted in favour of moving forward with civil partnerships. The vote was 48 in favour, 1 against and 4 abstaining. Legislation implementing civil partnerships will now be drafted, which must be approved by the Privy Council before going into effect.[4]

References

  1. ^ Is this Jersey? Civil Partnership petition in progress
  2. ^ "Jersey States to propose Civil Partnerships", International Finance Centre, 2 September 2009
  3. ^ "Legal rights for same sex couples", BBC News, 3 September 2009
  4. ^ Jersey votes to allow civil partnerships

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