MORRISTOWN, NJ - The U.S. Supreme Court in June held that same-sex couples can no longer be denied the freedom to marry. While this has forced some institutions to adapt, the Unitarian Universalists have been "celebrating, honoring, performing, and recognizing same sex marriages" for over 30 years.
"For us as a congregation, we have been engaged with gay rights since 1972," said Rev. Alison Miller, of the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship. "What better way to celebrate same sex marriage than to open our doors for a wedding."
Unitarian Universalists will be offering free wedding ceremonies on Sunday July 12 and Sunday July 19.
"We need to celebrate this historic decision", stated Rev. Miller. "There is still more work to be done. People have been working for decades to see equality. We want to celebrate each step as we continue to reach for the next step. Many couples have already paid for a commitment ceremony and possibly a civil union. We thought it would be unfair for them to pay for three weddings. I am thrilled to be able to offer this to them".
The Morristown Unitarian Fellowship is the only congregation in New Jersey that is listed as participating in this FREE event. (to see a complete list of Fellowships throughout the county providing FREE wedding ceremonies, click HERE)
"We are ready to receive people who are ready to get married", concluded Rev. Miller. "This is our version of a party and we are so happy for them".
To inquire out a marriage ceremony, contact Rev. Alison Miller at 973-540-1177 or firstname.lastname@example.org