Public Consultation Period Begins on Draft Domestic Partnership Bill

The Minister of Home Affairs the Hon. Walton Brown JP MP is seeking the public's feedback regarding a current draft bill on the topic of Domestic Partnerships, which can be read HERE.
Members of the public are invited to send comments and questions to the following email address:

There will be a two week public consultation period which will begin today and conclude on Wednesday November 15.

As part of that consultation, the Ministry will host two town hall meetings on the bill. The first will take place on Wednesday November 8 at 5:30pm at the BIU Building; and the other on Thursday November 9 at 5:30pm at the St. Paul AME Church Hall.

The bill will essentially replace same-sex marriage with a domestic partnership arrangement which can be entered into by both same-sex and heterosexual couples. It should be noted that all same-sex couples who are already married will not have this designation taken away from them.