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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9, 1994, Mark and I were the first same-gender couple listed in Daily Variety's "Hitched" column, for our commitment ceremony.
During the event, officials of Unilever and its advocacy partners led a handwashing commitment ceremony among hundreds of students.
The flap began in 2006, when Elaine Huguenin, who owns Elane Photography along with her husband, refused to take photos of a commitment ceremony for Vanessa Willock and her partner.
30) In a world where same-sex marriage did not impinge upon religious freedoms, the United Methodists who own the pavilion in Ocean Grove would not be forced to rent their facility for a same-sex civil commitment ceremony.
Gately wed Andrew Cowles, first in a commitment ceremony in Las Vegas in 2003, and more formally in a civil partnership ceremony in London in 2006.
Friends say the couple held a commitment ceremony last year but she later found out he was married.
Following the Mass a commitment ceremony and burial will be held at 1:45pm at St.
The Jewish conservative movement's committee on Jewish law and standards in New York has rendered several conflicting opinions on homosexuality, one which would allow a commitment ceremony for gay and lesbian couples, and the ordination of homosexual and lesbian rabbis.
Doherty refused to discuss the Buddhist commitment ceremony.
Neff to the federal bench out of concern that she participated in a commitment ceremony for a lesbian couple four years ago, according to The Associated Press.
In reality, the ``wedding'' is a commitment ceremony.
The modernising group said rabbis, and gay and lesbian couples, can construct a commitment ceremony from a compendium of texts.