commitment ceremony


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commitment ceremony

n.
A ceremony in which a couple publicly declare their commitment to each other without getting legally married.
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Following the high school mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, a sanctuary church in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, encouraged couples to carry unloaded AR-15 rifles to a commitment ceremony, where they drank wine and exchanged or renewed vows.
The couple already held a commitment ceremony in 2016 at a time when they didn't know if Australia would ever recognise them as legally married.
She and Noah are complete strangers when their romp begins, and like all good romances, they do not seem like a good match: Ammy is brusque and bitter as she heads to her father's commitment ceremony, and Noah is on his way home to woo his ex.
A 37-year-old American woman "married" the Eiffel Tower in Paris in a commitment ceremony in 2008 after declaring she had fallen in love with it.
Five years later, they had a commitment ceremony, a rarity at the time.
At the Mandaluyong City Elementary School, Unilever kicked off this year's Global Handwashing Day campaign via a commitment ceremony.
In a separate case from New Mexico in August, the state supreme court said a photographer didn't have the right to refuse to shoot a same-sex commitment ceremony.
RAPPER Kanye West and three months pregnant reality star Kim Kardashian have decided to tie the knot in a private commitment ceremony to formalise their nine- month long relationship.
Ceara Sturgis, represented by The Southern Poverty Law Center, is threatening to sue the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum if they don't allow Sturgis and her partner Emily Key to hold a commitment ceremony at the museum.
SHOWBIZ WITH ED AND RACHEL LADY Gaga has reportedly exchanged vows with her boyfriend Luc Carl in a spiritual commitment ceremony in Crete.
These two were jailed after conducting what officials deemed an illegal same-sex commitment ceremony.
Etheridge and Michaels held a commitment ceremony in a 2003 in California when gay marriage was not legal.