Monday, February 20, 2012

Equal Love

One of the things I love most about being a Humanist celebrant is that the couples I marry are making a choice when it comes to commitment. Although I don't want to do myself or any of the other wedding suppliers out of a job, you really don't have to get married these days! However people decide to for their own reasons and I feel proud to be able to express those reasons in their ceremony.

Can you imagine what it would be like not to have that choice? Sure, we have Civil Partnership ceremonies in the UK now, and that's a very positive step forward, but why can't same sex couples have a Marriage and why can't that be a ceremony which reflects their own belief system?

I took my baby on the Love Equally March in Edinburgh on Valentine's Day and decorated her with some beautiful red hearts. She was much admired and probably the youngest person there. I hope that when she's an adult, and I show her this picture, she'll live in a world where adults who love each other can get married, regardless of their sexuality.

It would be wonderful if you could take a look at the Equal Marriage website and show your support.