Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Marriage Equality--Our Position

With one vote hanging in the balance, I contacted NY State Senator Andrew Lanza this morning, urging him to vote for Marriage Equality. I hope you will urge your own legislators to pass bills in every state to make Marriage Equality the law in all 50 states. Now, why is this so important to a straight woman? Because it is a matter of compassion and justice. As a minister, I am compelled to support it. As a human being, I am compelled to support it. We, as a society, need to uphold equality and justice for all. We should encourage consulting adults, no matter what their gender, to form committed, enduring relationships that are recognized as legal marriages with all rights under the law. Civil unions still fall short of extending all rights. Rev. Peluso and Art of the Ceremony will happily create and perform LGBT marriages in New York or any other state. Until Marriage Equality is the law of the land, Rev. Peluso and Art of the Ceremony will be honored to create and perform commitment celebration ceremonies.