Sex marriage ceremonies
A year on from the changes in the
Marriage Act coming into force, allowing couples in
Australia to marry, regardless of gender mix, I would
have hoped that this page would not be necessary.
Unfortunately, the creation of a new category of civil
marriage celebrant, (Religious Marriage Celebrant) who
are exempt from Anti-Discrimination laws and who can
therefore discriminate against same sex couples (on
grounds of personal belief), without the risk of being
sued, means that it isn't entirely redundant. While
Religious Marriage Celebrants are required to clearly
advertise that they have opted to be classified as
such, the Attorney General's Department has signaled
that it will not be policing this.
If you are a same sex couple and wish to have a
beautiful, respectful, and fun ceremony that
celebrates your love and commitment while legally
marrying you, I would love to assist you.
Jennifer was a perfect
choice for us when we decided to have our legal
wedding ceremony. We had a commitment ceremony 8
years ago and Jennifer helped us to make our day
incredibly special, unique and lots of fun without
replacing our original wedding - Jayne
Jenny was absolutely wonderful, she made our
wedding extra special, great value for money, such a
very relaxed ceremony, everything we wanted and more
- Nici and Sharon, who also commented:
[The ceremony] made us both feel extra special,
and the relaxed atmosphere that you brought to us
and our guests. We both loved how you welcomed our
parents, even the ones that are no longer with us.
And how you included the kids and grandchild.
Everyone that we talked to loved how the ceremony
free flowed and the original layout you presented to
us. It was wonderful and amazing. There was not a
dry eye in the house.