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Ceremonies: “It is unfortunate that our society and its laws have not matured

Kathleen E. Allan

It is unfortunate that our society and its laws have not matured to legitimate and acknowledge profound and loving relationships other than heterosexual ones. However, this cannot stop us from formalizing and celebrating the truth and reality that deep love, mutual trust, and profound respect is sown and grows rooted between two people regardless of gender. In honor of this undebatable fact of which you are living proof, and by the support and power vested in me by the Unitarian Universalist Association, my ordaining church, and the church I now serve, I stand as a witness to your ceremony of union and confirm that you are now Life Partners. I pledge to you that I will continue to challenge a society and its laws that negate the genuine and authentic love we celebrate today, until justice is finally done.

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Last updated on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

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