Every state and country has different laws and regulations surrounding gay marriage, but no matter where you live, there are many options for you to create the gay wedding of your dreams. You may want to plan a traditional wedding, domestic partnership, a commitment ceremony, or a civil union.
Here are some explanations of all of the options available to you for your same sex marriage:
Traditional Same Sex Marriage: A traditional same sex marriage gives a gay couple
the same basic rights that go along with a heterosexual marriage and the couple is seen as married under the law.
Commitment Ceremony: A commitment ceremony does not give a gay couple the legal benefits of a traditional marriage, but it does give the happy couple a chance to celebrate their love in front of their friends and family. Check out some of our tips and ideas for creating the perfect commitment ceremony!
Civil Union: A civil union grants same sex couples benefits that are similar to those granted by a traditional marriage. In the United States, civil unions are recognized in the state of Vermont.
Domestic Partnership: A domestic partnership is a legal relationship between two individuals who live together but are not joined by marriage or a civil union. This can grant these individuals rights such as health care decisions involving their partners.