Mandy Davis - Diva of Deception

The Diva of Deception, Mandy Davis, is a professional close up magician and balloon modeller working for the corporate market as well as banquets, dinners, receptions, weddings, bar/batmitzvahs, private parties etc. As a member of The Magic Circle, she is chairman of the Young Magicians Club and editor of their coveted glossy magic magazine. Mandy is also a member of Equity.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

CIVIL OR UNCIVIL - THAT IS THE QUESTION

Had a brilliant time on Thursday when our dear friends Brian and David undertook, and subsequently celebrated, a Civil Partnership. It was a perfect day and a perfect ceremony and party as only they could arrange. But it led to an interesting thought....



Talking to other gay couples that afternoon the question was whether or not to call it a marriage. For me that isn't the problem. My man is totally against 'getting married', sees it as a step towards doomsday - so why can't hetero couples have a civil partnership too? I know they can get married in a register office and that's called a civil ceremony - but they are still 'married' whereas a 'civil partnership', quite separate from a 'wedding' would imply that it was only done for legal reasons and that you'd stay together for love anyway. There would be no organised 'words' apart from the ones you chose and a registrar saying 'Are you eligible to do this? Does anyone object? Do you know what you are doing? Good - the go for it and sign here!'

And what would be resolved is: If anything happened to one of us the other is totally secure in being able to determine what would happen on medical grounds, on burial rights and on inheritance details without interference from relatives that have no communication with the living!'

I think that would be very fair indeed... don't you?