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Same-Sex Union: How Prepared Are You?


“Marriage is about love, not gender.”

Taking the vow to love and cherish another person for better or for worse is probably one of the biggest decisions you will ever have to make, whether you are straight or gay. That is why it is important that you take the time to consider all factors before finally deciding to tie the knot with your significant other. This is especially true for same-sex relationships because we live in a society that has not completely embraced the fact that love is universal—it does not know age, size, nor gender.

So, before you file for a civil partnership, you must first…

  1. Keep in mind that marriage is a lifelong commitment. You cannot quit being a wife or a husband a few months after the honeymoon stage just because there are differences you have not figured out before. Thus, it goes without saying, that you have to know for yourself whether or not you can make that vow for as long as you live.
  1. Be prepared of other people’s criticisms, even condemnation. As you might be aware of, same-sex marriage is not legal in the United Kingdom yet, which means that those around you could have different opinions about your decision. But, if you are truly committed to take your girlfriend or boyfriend as your lifetime partner, then it should not matter.  

Now, if you have completely decided to marry your gay partner, then you should not let anyone stop you, right?

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