Secular marriage pronouncements for same-sex couples.

Sample pronouncements texts for secular weddings.

By the authority of (name state), I declare that ________ and ________ are now spouses for life, according the law of this state: Best wishes to both of you.


Forasmuch as you, ________ and ________ have consented together to join in wedlock, and have before witnesses and this company pledged vows of your love and faithfulness to each other, and have declared the same by the joining of hands (and by the giving and receiving of rings) now, therefore, by the authority vested in me, I pronounce you wed, Congratulations.

Because ________ and ________ have desired each other in marriage, and have witnessed this before our gathering, affirming their acceptance of the responsibilities of such a union, and have pledged their love and faith to each other, sealing their vows in the giving and receiving of rings, I do proclaim that they are married. Let all people here and everywhere recognize and respect this union, now and forever.

________ and ________, by their promises made in the presence of this congregation, have made themselves one in matrimony. May they be Blessed in all ways as long as they live. Congratulations.

________ and ________, you have made a solemn covenant of marriage before all of us here. I now declare you to be wed. Congratulations.

We have heard your vows and your promise of faithful love. I now declare you to be married; May joy be with you from this day forward.

Since, then, you have pledged your mutual vows, I, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the state, declare you to be wed, according to the ordinance of the law. Congratulations.

(Name) and (Name) we ask that their days be long, and be seasoned with love, understanding, and respect. And may all of us be blessed by love as it shines through them all of their lives. It is now with great pleasure that I pronounce you spouses for life.



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