All are one….
One Soul Awakening
Ok. So I need to bring this up. Over the past few months I have had many couples emailing me asking if I’m “ok if they are gay”. I’ve even had a few ask if I was allowed to marry two women together.
To be honest, I was floored. I mean, who am I to stand in between two people wanting to love each other and spend the rest of their lives together? To think about how far we’ve come by 2019, we all fought for people to marry someone of the same sex. And now, us who can legally do it, say no? Sorry, what?
So then over the weekend I spent time at a wedding expo. Needless to say, I learned all about why this is even a question. Did you know that under certain religious affiliations, a minister is not allowed to marry a same-sex couple? Because I didn’t. Again, floored. I couldn’t imagine the look on my face and the lump in my stomach I would have if my ministry uttered these words.
I can’t speak about other ministries as I only know my own. But I have to say, I love the ministry I’ve aligned with. I have the freedom to use a variety of traditions, wordings, elements - or hey, none at all. But the most important to me? I have the freedom to marry two humans that share so much love that they want it to be known publicly and legally. My hat goes off to those who spend so much time researching their big day, only to be turned down. Well, I will not. I welcome all with open arms, mind and heart.
I took this morning to add an LGBTQ piece into my IG and will follow up with my website and socials. I didn’t think I ever had to, but for those who are dealing with this, I’m here!