Guernsey Passes Same-Sex Marriage Law
Guernsey passed a same-sex marriage law this week.
This is fantastic news for the resident LGBT community who have campaigned relentlessly for the right to marry.
It’s hoped that the first same-sex weddings could take place around mid-2017.
The result isn’t too surprising; Guernsey’s 2015 preliminary vote passed without much concern and a survey of residents that same year found that 90% were in favour of a new marriage law.
Guernsey is the last of the British Crown Dependencies to pass same-sex marriage. Neighbouring Jersey did so earlier this year, and, further afield, so too did the Isle of Man.
Crown dependencies are not part of the United Kingdom or Great Britain therefore, Guernsey was not required to follow England, Scotland and Wales for marriage equality in 2015.