Wedding Vows for a Gay Wedding

DSC_0821Dearly beloved, we are gathered here in the presence of Family & Friends to unite Pat and Sandy in matrimony.

Pat It is your duty to be to Sandy a considerate, tender, faithful, loving partner: to support, guide and cherish them in prosperity and trouble; to thoughtfully and carefully enlarge the place they hold in your life; to constantly show them the tokens of your affection,
and to shelter them from danger.

Sandy It is your duty to be to Pat a considerate, tender, faithful, loving partner; to counsel, comfort and cherish them in prosperity and trouble; to give to them the unfailing evidences of your affection and as time passes to make the place they hold in your heart, broader and deeper.

If the two of you are ready to assume these duties and obligations as I have defined them, please face each other, unite your hands and pledge your love and your lives to each other.

I Pat
standing in the presence of these witnesses,
solemnly pledge my faith to you .
I promise to love you,
comfort you
honor, and keep you,
in sickness and in health,
and forsaking all others,
keep myself only unto you,
and promise to be to you
a faithful and devoted partner
as long as we both shall live?

I Sandy
standing in the presence of these witnesses,
solemnly pledge my faith to you .
I promise to love you,
comfort you
honor, and keep you,
in sickness and in health,
and forsaking all others,
keep myself only unto you,
and promise to be to you
a faithful and devoted partner
as long as we both shall live?

Pat, have you a symbol of your love and fidelity for Sandy?
Sandy,
Do you receive this ring in pledge of love on your part?

Sandy,
have you a symbol of your love and fidelity for Pat?
Pat, do you receive this ring in pledge of love on your part?

The wedding ring is the outward and the visible sign of an inward and spiritual bond which unites two hearts in endless love. The circle is the emblem of eternity, it is to show how lasting and imperishable is the faith now pledged. Let the ring, a fit token of that which is unending; continue to be to you both a symbol of the value, the purity, and the constancy of true wedded love, and the seal of the vows in which you have both pledged your most solemn and sacred
By the authority committed unto me, I declare that Pat and Sandy are now Partners for Life,

Pat and Sandy, You may now seal your love with a kiss