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Handfasting

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A couple who wishes to be married in a Wiccan or Pagan ceremony is handfasted. A handfasting is not a legally binding ceremony, and traditionally either member of the couple may choose to end the partnership at any time. More and more Wiccan and Pagan clergy are becoming licensed ministers, however, so a handfasting may be accompanied by a legal marriage license if the couple chooses. It is not uncommon for same-sex Pagan couples to celebrate a handfasting as well.

Examples:
The coven celebrated the handfasting of Jessica and her partner last night at their circle.

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