Date set for same-sex marriage in Guernsey

Same-sex marriages could be held in Guernsey as early as May, if the States approve new legislation.

Politicians voted in favour of the move in September and the law has now been drafted.

If passed by the Legislation Review Panel next month it will then be sent to the Assembly for approval at the end of April.

That would mean the law could come into effect on 2nd May and with a special one day licence, the first marriage could be held on 4th May.

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Islanders who want to get married then would have to apply to the Greffe for a special licence, which allows marriages to take place one clear day after giving notice.

But, the States are stressing that can only happen if the laws are passed by the Legislation Review Panel and the Assembly.

If you are happy to wait a little longer, you can go to the Office of HM Greffier at the Royal Court in person to book your chosen date.

You'll need to take some information with you and you can find out more here.