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Channel Islands Look Towards Equalising Gay Age of Consent

Benjamin Cohen October 10, 2005

Following similar moves by the government of the Isle of Man, the governments of the Channel Islands are considering equalising the age of consent for gay and straight sex.

The Islands which include Jersey are independent of Britain but are Crown Dependencies and whilst not within the EU, are however, considered to be subject to the European Convention on Human Rights, that specifies that all citizens should be treated equally under the law.

The Islands’ Senates will also consider dropping their own versions of Section 28, regualtions that prevent public bodies from promoting homesexuality.

Related Article:

Isle of Man Plans to Reduce the Gay Age of Consent

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