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Marriage and Civil Partnership (Amendments) (Jersey) Law 2023

A LAW to amend further the law relating to marriage and civil partnership.

Adopted by the States                                                               18th January 2023

Sanctioned by Order of His Majesty in Council                      8th March 2023

Registered by the Royal Court                                                    17th March 2023

Coming into force                                                                           24th March 2023

THE STATES, subject to the sanction of His Most Excellent Majesty in Council, have adopted the following Law –

1        Marriage and Civil Status (Amendment No. 5) (Jersey) Law 2023 amended

(1)     This Article amends the Marriage and Civil Status (Amendment No. 5) (Jersey) Law 2023.

(2)     In Article 3 (Article 3 (restriction on marriage) amended) –

(a)     in substituted paragraph (4) of Article 3 of the Marriage and Civil Status (Jersey) Law 2001, “(within the meaning of paragraph 2(2) of that Schedule)” is deleted;

(b)     substituted paragraph (5) of Article 3 of the Marriage and Civil Status (Jersey) Law 2001 is deleted.

(3)     In Schedule 1 (relations whom it is prohibited to marry), in substituted Schedule 1 to the Marriage and Civil Status (Jersey) Law 2001 –

(a)     in paragraph 1 (absolute prohibitions), in the list in sub-paragraph (2), after “Grandchild” there is inserted –

“Adoptive grandchild

Former adoptive grandchild”;

(b)     in paragraph 2 (qualified prohibitions) –

(i)      in sub-paragraph (1) “unless the younger has not at any time before reaching the age of 18 been a child of the family in relation to the other” is deleted,

(ii)      sub-paragraph (3) is deleted;

(c)     paragraph 3 (qualified prohibition on marriage with a former step-parent) is deleted.

2        Civil Partnership (Amendment) (Jersey) Law 2023 amended

(1)     This Article amends the Civil Partnership (Amendment) (Jersey) Law 2023.

(2)     For the text of Article 41 (Schedule 2 (prohibited degrees of relationship) amended) there is substituted –

“In Schedule 2 paragraph 5 (and the table referred to in that paragraph) is deleted.”.

(3)     Schedule 1 (Schedule 2 substituted) is deleted.

3        Citation and commencement

This Law may be cited as the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Amendments) (Jersey) Law 2023 and comes into force 7 days after it is registered.


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