I think the title of the question pretty much says it all. Furthermore, since they are living together, in the same home, can the Gentile spouse eat the chametz in presence of the the other spouse, or only when (s)he is not there and / or in another room?

While I don't see a problem with selling to the Gentile, per se, I am wondering if there may be a problem in this case, since the two live together, share the same kitchen, and it is fairly easy for the Jewish spouse to see his / her chametz during the week, esp. if his spouse is eating in front of him / her.

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    There is no such thing halachically as intermarriage. There is just a Jew who regularly violates certain prohibitions and a non-Jew, both living in the same house.
    – Double AA
    Mar 30 '15 at 15:01
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    @DoubleAA - yes, that's true. But "semantically", for purposes of this question, it's easier to describe it this way. Same concept would apply to inter-religious gay / lesbian marriages.
    – DanF
    Mar 30 '15 at 15:12
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    Then why would you think this would be problematic? Is there some rule that I must sell my chametz to a non-Jew who lives more than X meters from my bed?
    – Double AA
    Mar 30 '15 at 15:13
  • @DoubleAA - OK - selling, maybe not. But what about eating it and it being visible to the Jew in his own home?
    – DanF
    Mar 30 '15 at 15:15
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    Gentiles are permitted to eat chametz whenever and wherever they want. A Jew may be near a Gentile eating chametz, but there may be problems if he enjoys the scent. If it's in the same home but belongs to someone else, I don't think it's a problem.
    – Ypnypn
    Mar 30 '15 at 15:32

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