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Gay marriage law approved by the States

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THE first gay weddings in Jersey could take place later this year after the States legalised same-sex marriages following a day of debate.

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Members finally approved the proposals – which were lodged by Chief Minister Ian Gorst – to overhaul the Island’s marriage laws after a process which initially began in 2014. The only Member to vote against was St Martin Constable Michel Le Troquer. Senator Sarah Ferguson abstained.

The proposition was approved after a controversial tolerance clause lodged by the Corporate Services Scrutiny Panel was rejected by Members, with five Members voting for it.

Full report in Friday's JEP.

Richard Heath

By Richard Heath
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