Channel Islands equal marriage groups receive ‘positive response’ from churches
Equal marriage groups in the Channel Islands have said they have received a “positive response so far” when speaking to local church leaders.
Liberate, a Channel Islands equality group said faith groups in Jersey had given a positive response when it came to questions of same-sex marriage.
Same-sex marriage was due to finally be voted on in the Jersey Assembly last month, with proposals initially expected to receive an “open door”.
However, after bitter opposition from the Jersey Evangelical Alliance, an amendment tabled by Home Affairs Minister Ian Le Marquand passed by 24 votes to 18; creating a ‘public consultation’ that will further stall the bill while exploring the supposed ‘unintended consequences’ of equal marriage.
Currently only civil partnerships are recognised in Jersey.
The consultation will be finished in December this year.
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