In a pair of major victories for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that married same-sex couples were entitled to federal benefits and, by declining to decide a case from California, effectively allowed same-sex marriages there.This is good news for people who are very close to me.
I am proud of my LGBTQ loved ones and allies who continue to advocate tirelessly for equality. I am proud of the congregation I serve, a More Light Church. Not too many churches in these parts will host same-sex weddings. FPC Elizabethton does. These are marriages in every sense of the word except for the Tennessee marriage license. That will come someday.
I am honored to join hundreds of other PCUSA clergy who will marry same-gender couples and thus "stand for love" even as our denomination is yet to get on board. Soon it will as well.
I was interviewed on WJHL Channel 11.
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