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Gay and Lesbian Weddings and Commitment Ceremonies

Are you planning a lesbian, gay, transgender or queer wedding? While all of Weddings.about.com will be useful during the planning process, here is information specifically geared towards your wedding, including what happens during a commitment ceremony, frequently asked questions, places to get legally hitched, other legal advice, and more.

The Difference Between a Wedding, a Marriage, and Legal Marriage
Is a wedding the same thing as a marriage? Should gays and lesbians denied legal marriage not have weddings?

Commitment Ceremony Essentials.
Are you planning a commitment ceremony and don't know what should happen during it? Have you been invited to a commitment ceremony and wondering what to expect? Here are the basic components for a great gay, lesbian, transgender, or queer wedding ceremony.

Who should perform our commitment ceremony?
Are you planning a commitment ceremony or gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender wedding, and wondering who should officiate at your ceremony? Learn how to find the perfect person to play a central role in your big day.

Where is Gay Marriage Legal?
It's a contentious issue: the newspapers frequently are filled with stories of gay marriage battles being fought in the courts, legislative halls and even the ballot boxes. But there are a few places where gays can lay down their picket signs and pick up their wedding bouquets. Here's where same-sex marriage is legal:

A Destination Wedding in New York City
Now that gay marriage is legal there, consider having a destination wedding in New York City. Here are the top reasons why you should, a few things to keep in mind, and plenty of inspiration.

Commitment Ceremony Invitation Wording
The wedding world is full of advice on how to word your wedding invitations. But for those looking for commitment ceremony invitation wording, there's just two small problems: the words "wedding" and "marriage". For those who want to find particular commitment ceremony invitation wording that reflects the events they're having and the promises they're making to one another, here are some options:

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