Did you hear the news that the Episcopal Church is allowing Priests to bless gay marriage ceremonies?
It's not a case for full marriage - and Priests can certainly opt-out - but this is great progress for one of the largest churches in the U.S. Priests can bless the service but stop short of making the formal marriage pronouncement, which needs to be made by someone else authorized to do so, such as a Justice of the Peace.
I personally love gay weddings in churches. I grew up VERY Catholic and while I'm not religious at all now, I am particularly moved and emotional by our ceremonies that happen in churches. Maybe now they can happen a little more often...
The photo above was taken in a United Church of Christ Church of our clients Joanne and Terry by Infinity Portrait Design.