Everyone should have the right to tie the knot! This is what the white knot is all about. I found this coming up more and more often when I have been researching opinions about ways to show your support for marriage equality.
White knots are a small piece of white ribbon. Not unlike the pink ribbons that people use to support breast cancer. Just a small knot in the middle of the ribbon and attached with a safety pin. It is something that is really big in the US. White knot is a non profit organisation that is standing up for marriage equality. The White Knot symbol takes two traditional symbols of marriage—white and tying the knot—and combines them. It is at once a proud display of a belief in basic human rights and an invitation for conversation. White Knots are now being worn all around the world.
I think this is a lovely idea, especially for couples who want to make a statement at their wedding without making a huge statement in their ceremony. I think that making a statement is fine in your ceremony too, but I think it can be a fine line between saying what you believe and drawing a whole lot of attention to an issue that most of us already have a strong opinion about. I have blogged about legal wording in the marriage ceremony previously, check out that blog here.
There are a lot of people who feel that they would like to make a stand at their wedding about marriage equality but don’t really know how to go about it. This is a fantastic way to do it and a great conversation starter for people who don’t know each other at your wedding. Most people are all for marriage equality and those who aren’t, hopefully will know who not to talk to.
What do you think about having white knots at your wedding? Would you do this or would you prefer to have the celebrant mention something about marriage equality in your ceremony?
Check out more info about white knot here.