Local churches have stated that they will not be performing same-sex marriages in Guernsey when it becomes available by law next year.
Some churches, such as those which are Church of England or Methodist, say it is because the rules are made as a whole for their organisation, usually in the UK, and they would need to get special dispensation to do something different.
Deputy Jonathan Le Tocq, who was instrumental in the discussions on Union Civile last year, which led to the States of Guernsey ultimately voting in same-sex marriage, has also confirmed that the Church on the Rock will not be performing these ceremonies.
The Zen Buddhist Group, which cannot legally marry couples, nevertheless said they would perform same-sex wedding ceremonies, but those couples would need to get a legal marriage certificate at the Greffe.
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