Marriage is a choice we make every day.
A wedding is the special day you stand up in front of your closest friends and family and tell the world that this is the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. It’s pretty awesome!
After the wedding comes the business of being married – and marriage is a choice we make every day.
Whether you meet for the first time at the altar like of the recent reality show, Married at First Sight, you have known each other since Kinder or met at Roulette in Las Vegas; you make a choice to stay or go.
Most days, weeks and years – you don’t have to make this choice consciously. You love your partner, most of us are lucky to also be ‘in love’ with our partner and you build a life together. Some days it is a decision you make; to work through the problems, to communicate and to sacrifice for each other.
As a Civil Celebrant l don’t have to ask couples if they are in love. I don’t check their bank statements to see if they are financial fit for married life. I definitely do not enquire about their bedroom antics. Marriage is a choice available to any heterosexual couple whether they have been together 30 days or 80 years and no-one judges their lifestyle choices.
Marriage is a choice. An option that should be available to every person who wants to give this form of commitment a go. Not everyone wants to get married, but if you want to – then no-one should be able to stop you based on the gender of your love.
It is a really exciting time for Marriage Equality in Australia. Most of us, the run-of-the-mill married heterosexuals, have thought it was crazy a law exists that excludes LGBT couples from marrying. Although we believe it should be changed few of us have actually done anything about it. Here is your chance to do something.
Thankfully on Monday a Private Member’s Bill will be read in Parliament which will start the process towards Marriage Equality in Australia.
You can and should support this bill at http://www.itstimeformarriageequality.org.au/
This is not an argument. This is not up for discussion and unless you are a LGBT you don't get to disagree - because THIS is not about YOUR marriage.
This about giving all people the right to make a choice.
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