Commitments & Civil Unions
Today there are many reasons some couples prefer a commitment ceremony to a legal wedding ceremony. In the past, this may have pertained more to gay couples, but we are finding that other mitigating circumstances lead some to a wish for spiritual rather than legal recognition. I welcome these folks and look forward to working with them to celebrate and renew their commitments.
"Today, we can say in no uncertain terms that we’ve made our union a little more perfect. That’s the consequence of a decision from the Supreme Court, but, more importantly, it is a consequence of the countless small acts of courage of millions of people across decades who stood up, who came out, who talked to parents -- parents who loved their children no matter what. Folks who were willing to endure bullying and taunts, and stayed strong, and came to believe in themselves and who they were, and slowly made an entire country realize that love is love. What an extraordinary achievement."
President Obama June 26, 2015
Deb and I just wanted to thank you again for the beautiful ceremony you put together for us. It was everything that we wanted and more. I haven't stopped talking about it to my friends and family as of yet. We saw the pictures on your website.
Deb and I are doing really well. Since the commitment ceremony there seems to be a level of commitment to each other. A new level of security seems to come with that too. I am so happy that we did it. That has been the biggest surprise plus People have asked me over and over why do the commitment ceremony if the state doesn't recognize it.
I quickly realized that I didn't even know the real answer until after we had done it. Then again how many times does God require something of us that we don't understand the meaning of until after we do it. It has truly been a blessing and I just want to thank you again for the incredible ceremony you performed.
Debbie and Nicky
Thanks to the many couples who have sent their pictures... wonderful memories!