The International Commitment
Ceremonies Registry (ICCR) is an official organization that collects and stores
records of Commitment Ceremonies that have been performed all over the world.
The ICCR provides Commitment
Ceremonies Registration Services. This service is used to create a permanent historical
record of one the most important events in a couples life. Many governments do not
recognize these unions. The ICCR was created to recognize all these unions on an
international level. You can have your commitment registered by ordering a
commitment ceremony certificate in the
Ceremonies are a bond of love between two people, gay or straight. It does not involve any
government. There are no legal benefits to having a Commitment Ceremony.
People choose to have Commitment Ceremonies as a celebration of their
For legal benefits in the United
States, same sex couples should check to see if their city and/or state
has any domestic
partnership laws. Connecticut, District of Columbia, Iowa, Massachusetts,
New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Oregon's Coquille and Washington's
Suquamish Indian tribes offer
equality for straight and gay couples. For other countries, please check your local laws.
Domestic Partnership laws can be very confusing, so make sure you fully
understand the laws before entering into any binding contract. And of course, straight couples can
"It's no honor to be
heterosexual, no sin
to be homosexual.
It's just who we are."
Rabbi Paul Menitoff