Sample Same Sex Marriage Vows

Sample Vows for Same Sex Marriages

We have come together today to witness the wedding ceremony of
(Partner 1) and (Partner 2). (Partner 1) and (Partner 2) thank you for being here today
and ask for your encouragement and support as they begin their marriage.
“(Partner 1) and (Partner 2), please turn and face each other as you begin your vows.”
“(Partner 1), do you take (Partner 2) to be your beloved spouse? Do you vow that you
will always support (Partner 2) in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow, in
poverty and in wealth, for as long as you both shall live?”
“(Partner 2), do you take (Partner 1) to be your beloved spouse? Do you vow that you
will always support (Partner 1) in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow, in
poverty and in wealth, for as long as you both shall live?”
“Will all of you witnessing these vows do all in your power to uphold this couple in
their marriage?”
If Rings exchanged…
PARTNER 1 PLACES THE RING ON PARTNER 2’s FINGER AND REPEATS THESE WORDS,
“In the presence of our family and friends, I (Partner 1) choose you
(Partner 2) to be my spouse. I give you this ring as a symbol of my love, faith, and
loyalty.”
PARTNER 2 PLACES THE RING ON PARTNER 1’s FINGER AND REPEATS THESE WORDS,
“In the presence of our family and friends, I (Partner 2) choose you
(Partner 1) to be my spouse. I give you this ring as a symbol of my love, faith, and
loyalty.”
“In conformity with your mutual declaration and vows, by the virtue of the authority
vested in me by the state of South Carolina, I now pronounce you married. You may
seal your vows with a kiss.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, it is my privilege to be the first to present the newlyweds,
(Partner 1) and (Partner 2)!”