At 12:10 p.m. in the chapel at All Saints Church, Pasadena, Mel White and Gary Nixon turned their 27 year partnership into married in the sight of God and the State of California at a service attended by 30-something friends and family and the regular Wednesday Noon Eucharist congregation here at All Saints Church.
All Saints Rector Ed Bacon and Senior Associate for Pastoral Care Zelda Kennedy presided, I read one of the lessons (Book of Ruth, FYI) and a great time was had by all.
She has the rector's homily posted which announces they would sign the marriage license at the altar after the service.
After we marry Mel White and Gary Nixon, in a few minutes, we will sign their marriage license here before this altar. We will transform a thin piece of paper into a substantial sacrament of justice.
This is in marked contrast to the service of Gene Robinson a week and a half ago. He was careful to have keep the partnership documents away from the altar.
Susan Russell calls her blog An Inch At A Time, but it seems that events are moving much faster as we slide further down the slippery slope.
H/T Stand Firm