Last week I attended a seminar at Deakin University in Waurn Ponds for Marriage Equality in Geelong. The speakers at this event gave me an insight into what we can do, as the “little people” to make those in power know how we feel – and that we are not going away – and that we demand this injustice be abolished and same-sex marriage be legalised NOW.
I knew this was a topic that I believed in, I knew this was a basic human right, I knew that if I can marry my soul mate – why can’t ANYONE ELSE!!!!
I also knew as a Civil Celebrant, every time I say the Monitum which explains the Marriage Act under Australian Law that I feel daggers, I feel hearts break.
But when I add to the end of it, “However, our Bride and Groom wish to recognise those who are still denied the civil right of wedded union, and forbidden the social and legal benefits of Marriage. They look forward to the day when all adults are free to unite in lawful commitment, when Marriage is based on love, not gender.” …. often I will get CHEERS from the guests followed by a supportive applause in agreeance!!!!
SO….I now have set myself a mission. To do what ever I can, in my role as a Celebrant and as a human being – to not give up on the pursuit for Marriage Equality and keep this issue at the forefront of those minds who are willing to listen – to make a difference, to stand for change and have Marriage Equality legalised.
For all those that love – they should be able to marry the one they love.
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