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Inheritance (Amendment) (Guernsey) Law, 2016

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The Inheritance (Amendment) (Guernsey) Law, 2016
THE STATES, in pursuance of their Resolution of the 10th December, 2015[a], have approved the following provisions which, subject to the Sanction of Her Most Excellent Majesty in Council, shall have force of law in the Island of Guernsey.
Amendments to Law of 2011.
1.      The Inheritance (Guernsey) Law, 2011[b] is amended as follows -
(a)      in section 30(1), the following additional entries shall be inserted in the appropriate positions -
""marriage" shall be construed in accordance with subsection (1A)", and
""spouse" means a party to a marriage and shall be construed in accordance with subsection (1A)", and
(b)      immediately after section 30(1) the following additional subsection shall be inserted -
"(1A)      For the purposes of this Law, a marriage under the law of any country or territory is not prevented from being recognised only because it is the marriage of a same-sex couple, and "spouse" shall be interpreted accordingly.".
2.      This Law may be cited as the Inheritance (Amendment) (Guernsey) Law, 2016.
3.      This Law shall come into force on the date of its registration on the records of the Island of Guernsey.


Article VIII of Billet d'État No. XXIII of 2015.


Order in Council No. XIII of 2011.