Commitment ceremonies are a public proclamation of the feelings shared by two people who love each other, providing them with an opportunity to have a meaningful ceremony, surrounded by family and friends.
The ceremony is conveyed without gender or religious bias. They are not legal “weddings”, but are nonetheless an authentic commitment by the two people involved and are carefully planned and written – including a statement of commitment/ vows, ring exchange, readings and or rituals plus music. Plus anything else desired, there are definitely no rules.
Like many others in the community I am a strong believer in marriage equality and I hope that the system will recognise the right of everyone to enjoy companionship, love and the chance to have their relationship celebrated with their family and friends and recognised by the law. For couples who book a commitment ceremony with me, in time when the law recognises their commitment I will meet with them to make it an official marriage, free of charge.