Trans Notes from a Small Island: Smooth Transitioning Within Marriage

The States of Jersey lodged a proposal this week regarding introducing same-sex marriage in Jersey. This is a document that outlines the issues for debate and where the proposer, our Chief Minister Senator Ian Gorst, stands on the issue. You can read the whole proposal here.

The proposal is wide ranging as Senator Gorst and his team have looked at all aspects of marriage from what spouses are called in a marriage, to how couples get divorced and how the state can ease this process to make it less painful, to what constitutes grounds for divorce, to parental responsibility, to what to do with civil partnerships now same-sex marriage is on its way, to improving the rights of co-habiting couples, to revising our archaic taxation laws where a wife is still viewed as an adjunct of her husband…

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