The First Unitarian Society of Plainfield is offering free weddings for same-sex couples until this June. Rev. Dr. Tracy Sprowls said this is to celebrate the historic U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges establishing federal recognition of same-sex marriage.
The Unitarian Universalist Association has extended this offer for same-sex couples nationwide at selected congregations throughout the area.Unitarian Universalists have demonstrated ta commitment to marriage equality for decades. In 1996, they were the first religious denomination in the United States to pass a resolution in support of the right to marry for same-sex couples.
Rev. Sprowls said “We are celebrating this civil rights victory in the name of love and we show our commitment to same-sex couples by inviting them to celebrate their joy in our beautiful Sanctuary.”
Mark Williams, the President of the Board of Trustees of the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, said “Although historically not seen as a civil rights issue, marriage equality and those parallel issues indistinguishable from the rights of any married couple, can now take an honored place a long side those other historic civil rights milestones of the 1950’s and 1960’s such as the Brown v. Board of Education, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act and Loving v. Virginia.”
Those interested in celebrating their weddings at the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield should contact Rev. Sprowls at 908-756-0750 or visit www.fusp.org.