Same sex marriage is set to be introduced in Guernsey.
The States Policy Council had originally proposed a Union Civile, but legal advice, taken as part of it’s report, said it would be fraught with difficulties.
A six-week consultation in June saw 90% of respondents agree that Guernsey should be seeking to achieve ‘a non-discriminatory equitable system for the legal recognition of committed couples’.
The report is due to be debated in the States at its December sitting.
Read what the Guernsey Press has to say. The story has also been reported in Pink News, and on the BBC.
Martin Gavet, from Liberate, said: “We have been traditionally treated effectively as second class citizens, although we pay the same taxes – simply because of who we are or who we love.
“Thankfully, we are living in much more enlightened times in which we have witnessed the decriminalisation of homosexuality and now we are seeing many jurisdictions recognising that love knows no boundaries – with equal marriage being introduced in 22 jurisdictions across the world to date.
“These proposals are reflective of how far our society has come and that it is the will of the majority and no longer the minority”.