Commitment Ceremonies are a celebration of the bond of love between two people.
Although the current laws in most states and territories of Australia it is not yet a legal commitment – it is however an ethical one. A commitment to a loved one is one of the most meaningful moments in a person’s life. Regardless of your sex, age or cultural background, I would love to work with you to create a cherished moment in your life.
I am a personal advocate for the gay community and stand up for the individual rights for every human being. I think denying anyone the right to marry because of gender or sexuality is simply not fair.
Some couples decide to celebrate this commitment with a simple private ceremony. Others decide to have a large celebration to ask their family, friends and co-workers to come together to recognise the relationship. However if you decide to celebrate this moment, it is important to take some time to reflect on your feelings, your love for each other, and your commitment to each other.
Please note – there are no legal benefits to having a Commitment Ceremony. The difference is that rather than being a legally binding ceremony, it is simply a public affirmation of two people making a commitment to one another. Generally these ceremonies are for those couples who are unable to mary under the law.
A commitment ceremony is usually secular and less formal. However this is a choice you make with the options available. The makeup of the ceremony will depend on the couple’s own preferences.