Weddings and Ceremonies
Weddings and ceremonies
Same sex marriage has been legal in Ontario since 2003. Two years later, Canada became the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide with the enactment of the Civil Marriage Act, which provides a gender-neutral marriage definition.
"Marriage should be between a spouse and a spouse,
not a gender and a gender." ~ Hendrik Hertzberg
Same-sex couples want to marry for all the same reasons as their opposite-sex counterparts.
These reasons include: for legal security, to publicly celebrate their commitment, to provide greater legal protection for their children, or simply because they are in love.
A marriage certificate also allows married partners to easily prove their legal rights if challenged, for example in emergency situations. The capacity to quickly and easily prove one’s relationship status is particularly important for same-sex partners because prejudice against same-sex relationships can mean legal rights are denied.
While marriage equality will not remove all prejudice, discrimination and unequal treatment against same-sex attracted people, it will be an important step towards this goal.
Do you want your wedding ceremony to stand out - to be something that your guests will not soon forget? Sisters Festivus will be happy to officiate as Celebrant of your affair and bring several other Sisters to join in the celebration.
Do you and your beloved have an interesting hobby or past time that you would like to incorporate into your wedding theme? Whatever your interest you can bring it to life at your wedding by asking your guests to be involved in a fun and/or amusing way.
We am happy to assist you regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, spiritual or religious faith.
We are all ONE.