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An equality charity is urging Guernsey's States not to 'fall at the last hurdle' with plans for same-sex marriage.
The government has outlined plans to introduce the new law today.
The legislation will be discussed in December at the States Assembly.
It follows Jersey's step to bring it in by 2017 after the first ever pride event was held earlier this year.
If it goes ahead in Guernsey, churches would be able to opt out.
Landmark plans to introduce equal marriage in Guernsey have been announced today.
It comes following a consultation which saw around 80% of the respondents say they supported the introduction of equal marriage locally.
Despite this support from the public, the Guernsey arm of the Catholic Church has voiced its concerns.
The proposals also ask for Policy Council to monitor the progress of Union Civile internationally, whilst not actually asking for it to be introduced.
The proposals will be debated at December's States meeting.