Almost two years ago, the
elementary age children in the Spirit Play class heard a story called
"Valentines for the Governor" as part of their religious education
curriculum. The story was about how Unitarian Universalists in
California had bombarded the governor with valentines requesting
marriage equality for all. I included this lesson because it was
suggested by the curriculum we were using that year, but I didn't really
think at that time that marriage equality would become a reality in our
own state of Washington anytime soon. I remember thinking, it's good
for the children to see how other Unitarian Universalists are working to
make a difference. Maybe someday we'll be doing that in Washington.
forward two years (only two years!) When we found out that the first
day same-sex marriages were to be legal in Washington state, Rev. James
and I decided that we would hold the first weddings at Saltwater Church,
during the worship service. And we would invite all the children and
youth to participate too, so all ages could witness this historic event.
feel so lucky to have been able to celebrate my wedding day with all of
you, and am thrilled that we were able to have a double ceremony with
Devin and Geoffery!
Thank you everyone who was
able to be a part of our ceremony this morning, and to everyone who has
shared their love and support in making marriage equality a reality.