I stumbled across this lovely marriage certificate for gay unions online and wanted to share it here.
It reads as follows:
“Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments.” – Shakespeare
“From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven. And when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, their streams of light flow together and a single, brighter light goes forth from their united being.” – Baal Shem Tov
This certificate celebrates before all those present that on _____ at ___________________________, a loving and binding commitment was entered between __________________ and ____________________.
We pledge to each other to be loving friends and partners; to talk and listen, to trust and appreciate one another, to respect and cherish each other’s uniqueness, and to support, comfort and strengthen each other through life’s sorrows and joys. We further promise to share hopes, thoughts and dreams as we build our lives together.
May we grow our lives ever entwined, our love bringing us closer. We shall endeavor to establish a home that is compassionate to all wherein the flow of the seasons and the passages of life are revered and honored. May our home be forever filled with peace, happiness and love.