Coalition of Celebrant Associations

Australia’s Peak Celebrant Body

Same sex marriage issues

Whether you are a celebrant member of a CoCA association or not,  you may fill in the Message Box below to give us your examples.

NOTE: When you click 'Submit Comment" your wording does not disappear!
  • You can edit or add to your comments. We will check and publish the latest
  • However please understand that comments are not published immediately as the author must be verified.
  • If your post does not appear within 3 days please contact us.

If you have previously registered your email address with this website, you will need to login first. Otherwise you will find a "Username or email address in use" message that stops your making a comment.

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed.

To protect your privacy, full names will not be published with your comment.

Please note: If you have registered on this website, you must log in to make a comment.


  • Comment Link Chris Temov Wednesday, 04 November 2015 00:17

    As a well educated and well informed nation isn't it about time we recognize this for what it is really about. This is a matter of civil rights not civil rites. Let's stop all of this mucking about and get this sorted once and for all. All Australians should be able to marry the person they love and I would happily marry any same sex couple when they are finally given the right.

  • Comment Link Rona Goold Wednesday, 29 July 2015 07:27

    I am concerned that many people do not know that (1) under section 47 and 113 religious celebrants already do not have to marry any couple and (2) marriage is a function of CIVIL law and started as this in europe. Religious celebrants and couples are free to add whatever extra beliefs they have, but not impose these on all citizens in a democracy. We already have a clash of religious beliefs and issues with child and forced marriage which are not addressed by the Marriage Act not requiring that aussie law being applied in all marriage ceremonies. Great work CoCA is raising these issues. The churches seem more concerned about consenting adult sexual behaviour than child or forced marriage!

Back to top