This is a short civic wedding service for gay couples. This text shows you the kind of fast ceremony you might get at a city hall. Gathering time
Welcome and please stand. (or other needed instruction, or music)
We are gathered today in the presences of witnesses (and family and friends) for the joining in bond of matrimony (Name) and (Name).
The contract of marriage is one not to be entered into lightly, but thoughtfully and with a deep realization of the obligations and responsibilities it entails. Please remember that love, loyalty, and understanding are the foundation of a happy home. No human ties are more important or more tender.
Please face one another:
Do you (name) take this man/woman to be your lawfully wedded husband/wife?
And do you promise to keep him/her, love and comfort, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, for better or for worse and to be faithful until death do you part?
Repeat with other person. Do you have rings?
(Name), I give you this ring , in token of my commitment and love.
Repeat Now that you have joined yourselves formally in matrimony, may you strive all of your lives to meet this contract with the same sense of love and commitment.
It is now with great pleasure that I pronounce you spouses for life.
You may kiss.
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