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Penguins have gay ‘flings’ because they are lonely – but end up in a heterosexual couple. By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 09:08 EDT, 21 October 2010

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted ren and affinity (in-laws and other family through marriage).

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“Same-sex relationships differ from heterosexual ones in ways that can’t be changed by legislation,” says philosopher Brenda Almond, who argues that the primary historical and traditional function of marriage is procreative.

I have been lucky enough to photograph several same-sex weddings and commitment ceremonies. For this article, I will be referencing the beautiful wedding of Jeremy and Randy, who when I asked, were thrilled to allow me to show their images.

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Tom Schicker is an avid believer in mathematical reality and tutors at Smith College. Kirsten Isgro is a doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and a former UE Board member.

MARRIAGE EQUALITY . Why do LGBTQ people want marriage equality? LGBTQ couples want to get married for most of the same reasons that straight couples want to get married: love, rite of passage, and celebration of commitment.

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Alternative Commitment & Wedding Ceremonies Directory: Churches and Ceremonies. International ; All Countries Unitarian Universalist Association Office of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Concerns.

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Elements of a Jewish Wedding Ceremony. In traditional Jewish weddings the entire wedding party processes down the aisle, with the rabbi going first or simply starting the ceremony waiting at the chuppah (wedding canopy).

The most important thing to understand about a commitment ceremony is that it does not involve laws or government agencies in any way; there’s no license or certificate, and the participants’ legal status does not change.

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Redefining marriage to include same-sex unions poses significant threats to the religious liberties of people who continue to believe that marriage is a …