Thursday, July 31, 2008

Religion + Kids=LGBT Couples Wanting to Wed!

This comes as no surprise since I am living in the middle of it: as an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and because I have performed many weddings (see previous posts), and know full well of the practical and spiritual implications for such rituals (weddings are not a sacrament in our denomination), and because I/we have children in our lives who are always "kind of" struggling to figure out what to call "Brett & Dean," a wedding and marriage gives us a more socially acceptable and knowable name as a "(old) married couple," in which we would be "husband and husband."

Click here to see this story from the Univ. of IL!

Now, the great joy on top of this study is that MA became a state that welcomes those of us from out-of-state to wed! Governor Deval Patrick signed the bill today, which was passed by the MA Legislature the other day.

But don't be expecting any annoncements on this blog soon! The state of NC still permits bullying!



1 comment:

Jen said...

This does not surprise me at all. I think you will find that kids of gay couples would also like to see their parents married.