Guernsey politicians reject concerns to redefine marriage

Dec 11, 2015

Sadly this week Guernsey rejected serious concerns about civil liberties and backed same-sex marriage.

Following a debate on Thursday, Deputies voted by 37-7 to redefine marriage in law.

The BBC reported Guernsey’s Policy Council as saying the change was unlikely to come into effect until around 2017.

After a four-hour debate, politicians decided to follow in Jersey’s footsteps and chose to redefine an institution that has stood for thousands of years.

It remains to be seen whether civil liberties will now suffer in Guernsey, as they have in other parts of the British Isles since the introduction of same-sex marriage.