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Perform A Wedding in New York City

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There are a handful of places in the United States that are “hotspots” for marriages performed by Universal Life Church Ministries ministers. These areas include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and the metropolitan areas of Texas; a myriad of weddings … Continue reading

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Minister Reminder: States Might Not Require ULC Documentation

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While most US states require Universal Life Church Ministries ministers to present some form of documentation when they file for a marriage license after performing a wedding ceremony, many do not. County clerks in states like Washington and Oregon only … Continue reading

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Proposition 8 and Religious Equality

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The march toward full legal recognition of same-sex couples has been building up momentum this week with a surprising jump in velocity, beginning with the repeal of Proposition 8. In a 2-1 vote, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why Homophobia Makes No Sense (Part 2)

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In a recent blog entry titled “10 Reasons Why Homophobia Makes No Sense (Part 1)”, we attempted to refute five arguments used to justify homophobia and deny LGBT people equal rights. Here we will attempt to refute the remaining five. … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why Homophobia Makes No Sense (Part 1)

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As the Washington State Legislature holds hearings on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in that state, social conservatives have ramped up their campaign against homosexuality and LGBT rights. The National Organization for Marriage, for instance, has offered to … Continue reading

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Minister Reminder: Always Contact County Clerks Before You Perform A Wedding

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American marriage laws are confusing; they vary greatly from state to state – and even from county to county in some states – and can be subject to spontaneous and arbitrary changes if a judge or attorney general decides to … Continue reading

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The Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples

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This Legal Guide is a great resource for lesbian and gay couples in almost every situation.     Wading through red tape and legalities is never simple, however, for marginalized populations it can be astoundingly and earth shatteringly complicated. In … Continue reading

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Online Ordinations: The Latest Trend?

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The convenience and informality of online ordinations are causing it to become increasingly popular throughout the US An increasingly large number of Americans are discovering that there are many reasons to become an ordained minister online. Some find that it … Continue reading

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