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HOORAY!! The Australian majority has spoken and almost 62% have said YES! So Let the YESTIVITIES BEGIN!! Finally, the day is coming when ALL relationships will be recognised as equal in law. Yes, soon same sex partnerships will be recognised as being on the same legal footing as a heterosexual marriage under the Marriage Act 1961. Eventually this basic right will be recognised so watch this space or call me for an update M 0425213338
Some same sex and other couples wish to formalize the union that has already occurred in their hearts and souls & declare this in the presence of friends and family but without the legal paperwork.
If you have previously performed a commitment ceremony with me as a same sex couple and now wish to have your legal wedding in 2018 then please call me to discuss your options!! A thrilling and emotional milestone in Australian history!
A commitment ceremony provides great creative choice in terms of personalising to suit the parties – there can be vows or pledges made, rings exchanged or other symbols or ritual used with music and poetry. As a singer I have often been asked to sing in a couple as they enter for the ceremony or during the signing of the certificate of permanent relationship which they sign and keep.
Love Transcends Gender
In NSW and Australia, same sex commitment ceremonies are soon to be recognized in law. I am awaiting news from the government to confirm the correct forms that will be required to lodge the Notice of Intended Marriage and then you will be able to marry a month after this has been lodged with me.....
The Council of the City of Sydney has a Relationships register that you can also join.
Melissa contributes to LOTL, Australia's leading lesbian magazine, particularly in the area of relationships and inspiring stories of women overcoming obstacles to love and commitment. However, she has also celebrated men's unions all over Sydney.
If you are wanting a photographer for your same sex commitment ceremony, you can try the talented and award winning Catherine de Souza at http://www.desouzaphoto.com
or Shannon Elise Photography at http://www.shannonelisephotography.com.au
How to Book or check out the celebrant?!
First, contact me to check availability. If I am free, you are welcome to come to my place for a meeting in Newtown to see if you feel comfortable and at home with me, discuss your vision for the day and take it from there!
NB As I come with a great portable PA with built in music player, you don't need to spend money on hiring expensive sound gear and can play your music where ever we are!