WELCOME TO EQUALITY CELEBRANTS
We are a group of like-minded Civil Celebrants who believe everyone has a choice. We also wholeheartedly support marriage equality.
All legal marriage in Australia under the Commonwealth Marriage Act of 1961 immediately gives the couple equal protection under the law, joint property, shared benefits and kinship. This is the legal reason Marriage Equality is so important to Australia's LGBTI Community. On December 9th, 2017, Marriage Equality became a reality in Australia.
An Australian Civil Celebrant is authorised by the Commonwealth Attorney-General to carry out a legal marriage between two people, with two witnesses, in Australia and its territories, so long as certain conditions are met ... age, identity, previous relationships, children, notice, etc.
A Celebrant is the most important thing in your wedding ... apart from you, of course ... but it is often given little thought and left to the last minute. Remember, you have to give one month's signed and witnessed notice of your intended marriage! An authorised Celebrant will do all of your paperwork from go to whoa.
Now that Marriage Equality is a reality in Australia, the Celebrants on this site are ready, willing and able to legally marry you. We call ourselves "Equality Celebrants" because for many years we have been members of a Facebook group called "Australian Celebrants for Marriage Equality." We can also answer any queries you might have to help guide you. We hope we can be of service.
Marriage isn't the only service a trained Celebrant can offer the LGBTI Community, but it is the only one that requires legal authorisation. Most Celebrants here can also help you with equality funerals, namings, comings of age, home blessings, etc.
What's love got to do with it? Everything, but if you want it you better put a ring on it (sorry ... I couldn't resist).
Randall Berger - Equality Celebrant