Gay/Lesbian Commitment Certificates

We offer 2 styles in the GLBT commitment certificates, on one - the quote from Shakespeare says, "Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments." Finally, cities across the country have taken his advice by removing impediments for thousands of gay and lesbian couples. Good Company Certificates has taken it a step further by offering an artfully designed Gay and Lesbian Keepsake Certificate to sanction these unions in a manner similar to the post-Biblical tradition of a wedding contract or ketubah.

The ancient Hebrew ritual of signing a marriage contract between the families of a bride and groom has been adapted by Good Company to celebrate the union of gay and lesbian couples. The language that makes the ketubah uniquely Jewish has been replaced with prose that permits both same sex partners to feel comfortable about signing the wedding document. A full-color, 16" x 20" art piece, it integrates powerful symbolism with egalitarian language that enables couples to formally express their mutual commitment in this modern age.

In addition to Shakespeare, Good Company's certificate quotes the Baal Shem Tov, "From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven. And when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, their streams of light flow together and a single, brighter light goes forth from their united being." The document represents before all the date, place and signatures of the couple pledging a "loving and binding commitment with one another." The second certificate that many couples have chosen uses the language from the traditional certificates with the words Bride and Groom Removed, for partners' names. Please note, these certificates are not legally binding.

Huppa GLBT Ketubot
Huppa Ketubot (GLBT)

The border on this hand-aged ketubah is an accurate facsimile of one from an illuminated Hebrew manuscript illustrating the words of the prophet Amos (700 BCE). The woodcut scene of a chuppah (bridal canopy) is Dutch and dates back to CE 1723. The aging effects of time and atmosphere have added new dimension to the original manuscript, as they will to this unique ketubah. Handmade paper 11"x14" give or take ½" either direction.

Huppa Ketubot

$145.00 View Item
Huppa Ketubah w/ Gilding

$185.00 View Item
Huppa Ketubah w/ Custom Caligraphy

$195.00 View Item

Unit Ring GLBT Ketubot
Unity Ring (GLBT)

The most popular of The Good Company Ketubot, Unity Ring expands the metaphor of the rings exchanged to seal the couple's commitment. The design is contemporary in notion and fuses brilliant colors in wide-spread floral patterns.

Unity Ring Ketubah w/ Hebrew and English Text

$130.00 View Item
Unity Ring Ketubah w/ Custom Caligraphy

$180.00 View Item

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