The church won't marry us :(

Ug, why can't anything go right this week? My sister and mother are refusing to talk to each other about the shower that they jointly wanted to throw in the first place, my photographer won't reply to my emails, the lighting company can't meet with me when I'm back for my final meetings, and now the icing on the cake is that the Episcopal Diocese in California is refusing to conduct ceremonies until same-sex couples have equal rights to be married in the church. I support the idea of equality but it's just frusturating as we want to have an Episcopalian ceremony and at this point, all they are allowed to do is perform a blessing after a civil ceremony.


I'm just thankful that I have another seven months of planning as everything is a lot more difficult than I thought it was going to be.


 

Posted on September 3, 2008 at 1:44 pm
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wow, you have a lot going on, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you and hope it all works out ! =)

Posted on September 3, 2008 at 2:01 pm
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maybe you can still have it be a destination wedding so you can have the service you want... colorado??

Posted on September 3, 2008 at 4:10 pm
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sorry, I know that's not super helpful but you can't really get them to move it along can you?

Posted on September 3, 2008 at 4:11 pm
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sadly, it's already somewhat of a destination wedding as we both live in australia. i think i may have found someone today that may be willing to perform the ceremony but i'm waiting to hear back..

Posted on September 3, 2008 at 4:45 pm
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aussie, I've got my fingers crossed for you. Did you find your fruitcake btw? I always love the cake at English weddings :)

Posted on September 3, 2008 at 4:51 pm
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thank you! as for the cake, i'll probably take jharkins advice and check with the local embassies for recommendations but i have a meeting with edith myer and she said that she's done a lot of fruit cakes in the past so i think she may be the one. yay!

Posted on September 3, 2008 at 5:15 pm
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oh Aussie!!  Hope you get everything worked out....luckily you still have a bit of time!! 

Posted on September 4, 2008 at 2:39 am
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 Episcopal Diocese in California is refusing to conduct ceremonies until same-sex couples have equal rights to be married in the church.


 


really?  that's a shock -  have you checked with more than 1 or the particular church you want has refused?


either way, good luck but maybe double check this..?

Posted on September 4, 2008 at 7:45 am
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Good luck! That really sucks that they won't perform the ceremony. Hopefully everything will work out for you. **HUGS**

Posted on September 4, 2008 at 7:47 am
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I'm checking with a few churches and have found that some are implementing the policy in their own way so I'm thinking it should hopefully be okay but I have definitely double checked the policy and it is in place.


http://www.diocal.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=250&Itemid=215

Posted on September 4, 2008 at 10:14 am

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