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Marriage and Civil Partnership (Amendments) (Jersey) Law 202-

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            [date to be inserted]

Registered by the Royal Court                                            [date to be inserted]

Coming into force                                                                    [date to be inserted]

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 202- amended

(1)     This Article amends the Marriage and Civil Status (Amendment No. 5) (Jersey) Law 202-.

(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 202- amended

(1)     This Article amends the Civil Partnership (Amendment) (Jersey) Law 202‑.

(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 202- and comes into force 7 days after it is registered.


Page Last Updated: 18 Jan 2023