Engayged Love

One of the fun things about working as an Officiant is getting to meet all the other nice people out there in The Biz.  While I know the World of Weddings has a reputation for preying upon the hunger of the Affianced (particularly Brides) for the perfect wedding (and jacking up prices accordingly), most of the folks I’ve met do the work because they love participating in such a significant event in peoples’ lives.  It makes their work deeply meaningful, since they know that everything they do really, REALLY matters.

And nowhere is that more true than in the Gay Wedding Community.  And it’s extremely important to me to be able to serve the cause of social justice – all while I’m serving the cause of Love.

One of the nicest people I’ve run into is Britt Jamrock from the website Engayged Weddings. EW is an on-line resource for helping plan gay weddings, and Britt has been incredibly helpful in getting me set up a profile on the site.  This morning she emailed me to let me know I’d been featured on the site.  And indeed, the slideshow on the home page has photos of three different weddings at which I’ve officiated.

I can’t thank her enough for her generosity in promoting my work.  It is indeed an honor to marry folks who can’t marry elsewhere. There’s a part of me which, while performing a wedding ceremony for a gay couple, always feels like I’m giving Texas the finger.  Not a very mature or holy attitude, I know.  But still pretty satisfying.

I look forward, eagerly, to the day when this is a non issue; to the day when people are just people, and we don’t have to fight to treat them that way.  But until then, I’m in the fray, fighting my part of the fight with words and rings and flowers and kisses and joyous celebrations.

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