commitment ceremony


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commitment ceremony

A religious or secular ritual honouring the union of lesbian or gay couples.
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Ben Summerskill, chief executive of the gay pressure group Stonewall, said: "The commitment ceremony is an important symbolic step but people are still not benefiting from the same rights that anyone else who gets married can have.
While it lacks the parade's national reputation, the annual commitment ceremony represents one of the gay community's most fervent hopes - acceptance of same-sex unions.
The women, from Barry, south Wales, will this week sign a 'partnership register' as part of a commitment ceremony at a council registry office in Swansea.
Even though Will's stag night takes an unexpected turn and it looks like the license won't arrive in time for an official wedding, the locals still manage to gather on the beach for his commitment ceremony to Gypsy.
For a growing number of couples for whom ``I do'' doesn't seem right, there's an alternative: dialing 900-7-TO-COMMIT (900-786-2666) to formalize their feelings with a commitment ceremony via phone.
Official festivities begin at noon, Saturday, June 29, including a "Stand Against Hate" rally and a domestic partner commitment ceremony hosted by lesbian Assemblywoman Carole Migden.
March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, television's #1 daytime drama series produced by Sony Pictures Television for CBS, is awarding one lucky couple a wedding, vow renewal or commitment ceremony in one of the most exciting destinations in the world, Las Vegas
A Register Office wedding costs from pounds 190 against pounds 100 for a commitment ceremony.
This is open to couples irrespective of residence, but must be preceded by a commitment ceremony.
On Halloween, Roopwant Sumal and her companion declared their love in a commitment ceremony at a Santa Monica park.
Rosemount has donated Kirri Billi sparkling wine that will be used at the Domestic Partner Commitment ceremony and Champagne reception on Saturday afternoon, June 29.