Same Gender Ceremony
In the United States, same-sex marriage has been legal nationwide since June 2015, when the United States Supreme Court ruled in Obergefee v. Hodges that state-level bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. The court ruled that the denial of marriage licenses to same-sex couples and the refusal to recognize those marriages performed in other jurisdictions violates the Due Process and the Equal Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
On August 24, 1996, Governor Kirk Fordice issued an executive order banning same-sex marriage in the state. A statute banning same-sex marriage took effect on February 12, 1997. On November 4, 2004, voters approved a constitutional amendment that defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman. On November 25, 2014, Carlton W. Reeves, district judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, ruled Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, but stayed enforcement of his ruling until December 9. On December 4, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay pending appeal. However, on June 29, 2015 after receiving a letter from Attorney General Jim Hood, Clerks across this State started issuing marriage licenses.
Call Aelicia for a relaxed and reverent wedding. Aelicia would be honored to be a part of your wedding no matter what gender you or your fiance are. Please contact her as soon as possible to ensure that she will still be available on the date of your planned marriage.
We perform Traditional Wedding Vows as well as the Nontraditional Wedding Vows. What are Traditional Wedding Vows? It’s the one that you see in every movie- -“Do you —- take this man,—-, to be your lawful wedded wife?” etc.
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Short and Sweet Ceremony
“Short and sweet” is often a request that we hear. And we can provide the wedding ceremony for you or read one that you have.
Sometimes brides and grooms have horrible stage fright or are shy. Or they are very no-fuss about their wedding and prefer a very short wedding reading. Sometimes an engaged couple feels so deeply for each other that they don’t feel the need to express it for a long time in front of other people. We understand.
Most people opt for We can make it less than a minute- – it’s all up to you. There are a few requirements for the marriage ceremony, such as that you both have to agree to be married by the officiant, but that can be done very quickly or casually even. You aren’t required to exchange rings, or kiss, or say anything to each other. Just let us know what you are comfortable with and we will let you know if that isn’t required. Your wedding vow should be done your way. If you are looking for wedding vows short and you need a wedding officiant then you have found your Officiant!