Civil partnerships

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    Video caption: Civil partnership conversions begin in Northern Ireland

    Amanda McGurk and Cara McCann are first couple in NI to have civil partnership converted into marriage.

  2. Weddings and civil partnerships can be held from 1 July

    Andrew Segal

    BBC News

    Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies in Jersey are to recommence from 1 July "under strict conditions", the States has said.

    The announcement comes after States members approved amendments to the law allowing the Office of the Superintendent Registrar to complete application processes with couples via video, in place of usual face-to-face requirements.

    However, ceremonies must comply with current government health advice and the guidelines on the opening of churches.

    Superintendent Registrar Claire Follain said the public health restrictions meant "that many couples will need to amend their wedding plans" because of social distancing.

    Quote Message: This is a challenging time for us all and I understand how disappointing it is to have your wedding plans disrupted. However, we look forward to helping couples to join together in marriage within the confines of the current guidelines, whilst protecting the safety of all involved." from The Very Reverend Michael Keirle Dean of Jersey
    The Very Reverend Michael KeirleDean of Jersey
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    Video caption: 'Why we chose a civil partnership over marriage'

    Julia and Paul say they wanted to rid themselves of the religious and historical connotations of marriage.

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    Video caption: Civil partnerships: First mixed-sex unions take place

    Rob Collingbourne and Ann Bodkin have been together for more than 30 years. They consider eachother partners and can finally have a civil partnership.