Originally Posted by Pablo Rafael
If religious marriages were the domain of the church, then we could easily find the church of our choice and get married in religious ceremony. For Episcopalians like Dan and I that would be no problem, and the conservatives would have no say in what we do in the more liberal church.
Any of our staff ministers will preside over any type of wedding or commitment ceremony now. If your family, friends, God, and you recognize your marriage then you are married. (And we'd also quote "Be in the world,not of it".) Getting a license from the state is often skipped anyway although from what I hear Common Law isn't recognized any more here for opposite sex couples.
If I sounded a little harsh I'm sorry. It's the Eastern Alabama white trash roots.