What conveys the importance of marriage and/or love in approximately 1-3 minutes?
May 26, 2012 12:34 PM Subscribe
Wedding readings filter... I realize this has been asked before, but new members are constantly being added and new material is constantly being generated, plus there's always a bit of individual nuance. In short, I'm looking for an entirely non-religious wedding reading for a humanist ceremony. A few more details inside.
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I've been asked to do a brief reading at a good friend's wedding ceremony. No time limit was provided - I'd think one or two pieces that take between 1-3 minutes to read in their entirety would be great.
What I have been told is that it is a humanist ceremony and the reading cannot contain anything religious or even allude to religion or a higher power, etc. One suggestion was excerpts from the Massachusetts Supreme Court's decision in Goodridge (the same-sex marriage decision) about the nature and importance of marriage. I've heard that used at weddings before, and may end up with that, but I've been given license to make other suggestions and I'd like to consider everything and give the couple some options to choose from! And so I turn to you, Metafilter - hit me with some good wedding readings!