Recognition of same-sex unions in Jersey

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Legal recognition of
same-sex relationships
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  1. Can be registered also in Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten
  2. When performed in Mexican states that have legalized same-sex marriage

Commencement dates:
  1. To be determined
  2. June 1, 2014 for statewide
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Jersey allows civil partnerships for same-sex couples. The bill for legalization was signed by the Queen on 14 December 2011 and registered by the royal court on 6 January 2012. The law took effect on 2 April 2012.[1]

History[edit]

In August 2009, it was announced by the Chief Minister of Jersey that a civil partnerships bill would be drafted and be due for introduction to the Jersey House in October 2009.[2][3]

On 20 October 2009, the States of Jersey voted in favour of civil partnerships "in principle". The vote was 48 in favour, 1 against and 4 abstaining.[4][5][6] Legislation legalizing civil partnerships was approved on 12 July 2011.[7][8] On 14 December 2011, the bill received royal assent and was registered by the royal court on 6 January 2012.[9][10] In March 2012, the government issued orders implementing the law, which took effect on 2 April 2012.[11][1][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jersey's civil partnership law comes into force
  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
  5. ^ New rights for homosexual couples
  6. ^ Strong States support for gay civil partnerships
  7. ^ Jersey States approves civil partnerships
  8. ^ Vote for Draft Civil Partnership (Jersey) Law 201- Third Reading
  9. ^ Jersey’s religious civil partnership rules near implementation
  10. ^ Jersey recognises civil partnerships
  11. ^ Civil Partners Causes Rules 2012
  12. ^ Inquests and Post-Mortem Examinations (Amendment No. 8) Rules 2012
  13. ^ Adoption (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2012
  14. ^ Royal Court (Amendment No. 14) Rules 2012
  15. ^ Civil Partnerships (Consequential Amendments) (Jersey) Regulations 2012
  16. ^ Civil Partnership (Jersey) Law 2012 (Appointed Day) Act 2012
  17. ^ Civil Partnership (Approved Premises) (Jersey) Order 2012
  18. ^ Civil Partnership (Forms, Registration and Fees) (Jersey) Order 2012
  19. ^ Marriage and Civil Status (Approved Premises) (Amendment) (Jersey) Order 2012
  20. ^ Marriage and Civil Status (Forms, Registration and Fees) (Amendment No. 5) (Jersey) Order 2012