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What does the term Civil Union mean?

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Civil Unions are a legally recognised union of same-sex couples, having similar rights to those of traditional marriage.

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What does the term Minor mean in the Marriage Act?

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The term 'minor' refers to a person who is under the age of 18.

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What does the term Impediment mean with regard to getting married?

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The term Impediment refers to any obstruction or hindrance (that may prevent the marriage from proceeding legally).

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What does the term Never Validly Married mean?

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The entire phrase 'Never Validly Married', simply means never having been married, however the word 'Valid' refers to marriages that are legally binding. Marriages that a terminated by a 'Declaration of Nullity' are not considered to ever have been legal, therefore 'invalid'.

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What does the term Legally Binding mean with regard to Marriage?

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This means that the marriage must be followed according to legal provisions. Since marriage is a contract between 2 people, the word 'binding' ensures that the terms of the contract are adhered to.

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What does the term Matrimony mean?

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This is the Catholic Church's term for marriage.

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If my State acknowledges Civil Unions does that mean Gay Marriage is Legally Binding in my State?

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Whilst your State may acknowledge Civil Unions, marriage between same-sex couples is not legally binding, because the Marriage Act 1961 is Federal Legislation (as apposed to State Legislation).

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What is Nullity of Marriage?

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This is the Australian term used to describe a marriage that is not legal, because it was solemnised based on tenous, illegal, fraudulaent or deceptive means.

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What does it mean to use a name by Association?

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Using a name by association simply means you adopt a name by using it. Whilst it is not legal (ie; you can't use it to get a passport, social security or insurance), it is not illegal.

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Is it illegal for same sex couples to be married in Australia?

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Yes, the Australian Marriage Act 1961 does not currently recognise same sex marriages.

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Do you marry many gay same sex couples?

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Yes, I marry many gay same sex couples, although it is called a committment ceremony not a wedding ceremony. This is done to distinguish gay unions from legal civil unions.

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What makes a gay same sex marriage different to a heterosexual marriage in Australia?

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Firstly, gay same sex marriages are generally referred to as a committment ceremonies, and secondly there is no legal paperwork. The wording during a gay union must be different to a legal civil union, whilst there is also no government marriage certificate issued. There is also no filing with Births Deaths and Marriages after the ceremony, because the Australian government does not currently recognised gay same sex marriages as legal.

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What is Consanguinity?

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This is the term used to describe intimate relationships between people who are related.

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What is the role of the Usher at a Ceremony?

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The usher is meant to be an auxilary person, often used for any odd (important) jobs, such as starting and stopping the music and seating guests.

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Can any Celebrant marry us if we are non denominational?

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No, only authorised Civil Celebrants can solemnise weddings in Australia.

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Can a Master of Ceremonies conduct funerals and naming days?

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Yes, however a Master of Ceremonies is not legally empowered to conduct Civil Marriage Ceremonies.

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Do you also MC weddings?

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Yes, in addition to being a Civil Celebrant, I am also an experienced MC.

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Can we Invite an Indigenous Elder to conduct our wedding ceremony?

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Yes, provided that the legal elements are performed by me (Civil Celebrant).

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What is the average length of a modern western civil wedding ceremony?

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The average length of a modern western civil wedding is approximately 20 - 25 minutes.

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What is the Register of Marriage Celebrants?

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The Register of Marriage celebrants is a government list of currently registered Civil Celebrants.

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Are you a local Melbourne Celebrant?

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Yes, as a civil celebrant and offiant I perform many local weddings in the Melbourne area.

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Who do we need to contact to get married in Australia?

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You need to contact an authorised and registerd legal Civil Celebrant.

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What is a Mixed Marriage?

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A 'Mixed Marriage' is a term used by the Catholic church, to define unions where only one partner is of the Catholic faith. The other partner is either a different denomination or 'no' denomination.

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If the State I live in recognises gay marriage am I legally married?

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No. The Australian Marriage Act 1961 is a federal law, meaning that the States effectively have no power to change it (this must be done by the senate that sits in Canberra). Federal law covers the nation, whereas state-law is specific to that state only.

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Would you consider yourself to be a popular wedding celebrant?

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According to the latest figures, most celebrants perform an average of 8 weddings per year. This year (2016), I will perform over 130 weddings, however I'm not sure if that means I am popular, or whether I have just done some good marketing.

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