Same Sex Weddings
As the fight for marriage rights for same sex couples continues, many
gays and lesbians are going ahead and exchanging vows anyway. Why wait
when you are in love?
love, the C-word-commitment is making a comeback for numerous reasons.
Concerns over safe sex, the increase in lesbian and gay parenting, and
perhaps the most important reason of all is that the fight for advances
in civil rights for gay and lesbians is bringing awareness and newfound
determination to many. This increases the confidence to march out of the
closet and then down the matrimonial aisle.
Known as holy unions, the gay wedding is gaining popularity. Couples
see their wedding needs and dreams to be no different from heterosexuals.
From my experience as a wedding consultant in the Toronto area, there
is two main requirements that couples frequently demand: privacy and respect.
They want the ceremony and reception sites to be held where they and their
families and friends can be themselves in a private setting with mature,
professional service staff. Whereas heterosexuals take these aspects for
granted, gays and lesbians still need this assurance.
are a few churches
who will perform the marriage ceremony, and some churches will even enter
it in their logs. Couples prefer this hoping when the law recognizes their
marriages as legal, the church's log will be evidence of their vows-like
a marriage license.
More and more wedding suppliers are getting on the "gay friendly" bandwagon.
Gays now have the possibility of personalizing their wedding from invitations
to cake tops. Supply and demand is becoming more and more evident. Isn't
it about time?