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Major changes to Jersey's marriage laws move another step forward

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It is hoped that same-sex couples will be able to get married in Jersey from spring 2018 thanks to a major overhaul of the marriage laws.

The new legislation, proposed by Jersey's Deputy Chief Minister, Senator Andrew Green, will make it easier for couples, both Jersey residents and those who live elsewhere, to organise their wedding.

Another major change is that couples will be able to apply online for the first time.

The new law is due to be debated in the States Assembly in mid-November.

It’s fantastic news that we have lodged this important piece of legislation – it will enable same-sex couples to marry, and also outlines changes that will benefit any couple intending to get married.

We are sorry for the delay, which we realise must have been frustrating for couples who have been wanting to plan their ceremony. It’s an important step, and it is equally important that we get it right.

– Senator Andrew Green, Deputy Chief Minister