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Sample Same-Sex Marriage


There is no particular ceremony required by law so this allows for a customized ceremony of any length, with personal, spiritual or ethnic elements to suit the couple.

A possible ceremony for same-sex marriages performed by a justice of the peace, judge or clergy could include the following:

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE: We are here to join _____ and ______ in marriage. (Then to each in turn, giving names as appropriate) Will you ____ have ____ to be united as one in your marriage?

RESPONSE: I will.

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE: (Then to each in turn, giving names as appropriate): Then repeat after me: "I ____ take you ____ to be my spouse in marriage, to have and to hold from this day on, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, to love and to cherish forever." (Then, if rings are used, each in turn says, as the ring is put on): "With this ring I thee wed."

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE: By the power vested in me by the State of Connecticut, I hereby join you in marriage.

FYI: We can customize any wedding ceremony for your marriage.

More Vows

Marriage Celebration

Brief Ceremony

Short Marriage Ceremony (with several options)