On 02 April 2012, the Civil Partnership law came into force [R1.8].
On 06 January 2012, the law to introduce civil partnerships was registered in the Royal Court and should come into force in the next few weeks [R1.7].
On 12 July 2011 the States of Jersey approved the Civil Partnership (Jersey) law giving people in same sex relationships similar rights to married couples. The law allows individual religious organisations to decide whether to allow ceremonies in their churches [L1.6], [L1.5], [R1.4].
On 06 June 2011, the housing minister said the Housing Department would change regulations to give same-sex couples the same housing rights as a husband and wife though the planned civil partnership law did not allow for equal housing rights [R1.3].
On 03 June 2011, it was reported that a draft civil partnership law was due to be debated on 18 July [R1.2].
On 20 October 2009, with 48 of the 53 members in favour, the States of Jersey voted to legalise civil partnerships for gay couples. The law must first be drafted and go to the Privy Council for approval [R1.1].
In September 2009, the island’s deputy chief minister claimed that introducing civil partnerships for same-sex couples in Jersey could cost £200,000 to £300,000. The States of Jersey were to decide in October whether gay couples should be legally recognised [R1.2].
In May 2009, the States of Jersey were set to debate civil partnerships [R1.3].
In January 2009, the government of Jersey was to consider the implications of granting same-sex couples the right to enter into civil partnerships [R1.4].