Ceremonies for gay and lesbian couples in Minnesota
2013 Interview: Can you tell I'm excited? Please pardon my
enthusiasm (in this interview, KSTP was asking me about the new
same-sex marriage law in Minnesota). I'm usually much more
reserved, but it's an issue close to my heart!
now, same-sex weddings have always been called commitment ceremonies
by the state. I've performed dozens of these ceremonies over the
last twenty years and always called them weddings, so now that the
state is going to recognize them as weddings, well, in some ways
things aren't going to change that much. Couples are still going to
come together in the eyes of their family, their friends, their
loved ones, under God (if they're religious), only now the state
will recognize the union, too.
This particular page used to be about commitment ceremonies, but now
all weddings are legal - so feel free to check out this
One of my favorite pictures: Here I
am at the Minnesota Capitol supporting the same-sex marriage
bill. Can you see the priest in the background behind me,
holding the pink sign (he is protesting marriage equality?).
He was not happy that I was in front of him taking a picture
of me supporting the bill while he was against it! It was so
nice to be a minister there, showing that religion can be a
loving and supportive force in our world. I'm so proud of
If you have any questions, I'm always
here for you.