The Marriage Act defines marriage as ‘the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life’. Sounds awful doesn't it, I definitely do not agree with this statement. I believe this point in our history will be looked back on in the same way as we did before women were able to vote, and the banning of interracial marriages, as narrow minded and antiquated but mostly embarrassing. Everyone has the equal right to marry in front of their family and friends to the person they love and with whom they want to spend the rest of their life.
Commitment ceremonies are an important way for couples to show each other just how significant they are to one another and how they wish to pledge their life time commitment to each other in a ceremony that reflects their love.
I look forward to a time when I do not have to have a special page for commitment ceremonies and merely just a page for everyone with the same laws and a changed Marriage Act.