Islanders asked for views on proposed changes to Guernsey's marriage laws

The proposals include how couples divorce, legally separate or annul their marriage. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/PA Images

Islanders are being asked for their views on proposed changes to Guernsey's marriage laws.

They are being asked by the Policy and Resources Committee to have their say on the plans, which include simplifying the processes relating to how married couples divorce, legally separate or annul their marriage.

The Committee says these plans are another step towards modernising the laws and making them more inclusive, following the introduction of same-sex marriage.

By simplifying the process to try and reduce conflict and by ensuring that our legislation in this area is modern and inclusive, we will provide an appropriate support mechanism to couples who have made the decision to end their marriages.

Deputy Gavin St Pier, President of the Policy & Resources Committee

People can have their say here until the consultation closes on April 28.

The findings will then form part of a Policy Letter which will be put before the States later this year.