Marriage equality became the law in Pennsylvania in May 2014. But same-sex couples who wish to wed may still may face prejudice. The number of churches that will allow their clergy to conduct same-sex weddings is still small. And a judge may refuse to perform a ceremony. This listing was inspired in large part by an incident last fall, when an Erie district justice turned away a same-sex couple on their wedding day. We wanted to provide a resource where couples did not have to risk feeling the sting of prejudice on their special day. All of the officiants in this listing have contacted us and specifically stated that they want to be included.
Join Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) in watching The New Black, an award-winning documentary followed by a panel discussion with Rev. Dr. Parris Baker, Rev. Dr. Richard McCarty, and Rev. Sonny Concepcion. The documentaary will be shown Tuesday, March 3rd. at the Pogue Student Center at Edinboro University from 6:30-8pm, followed by a panel discussion from 8:15-9pm. The New Black tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent marriage equality movement and the fight over civil rights.
Winged Ox Players presents Mass Appeal. It is a play about a young priest who wants to shake up and challenge an older priest with his ideas on women in the priesthood, homesexuals in the church and the reason for wanting to be a priest. In the sanctuary of Saint Luke's Episcopal Church in Jamestown NY (a better setting there could not be).Show times will be Mar. 6, 7 and Mar. 13, 14 at 7:00PM. There will be a special dinner and ticket package (only 50 seats available for this package; dinner will be served at the new Valhalla's restaurant) There will also be a ticket package to the show without dinner for $10. Discussion will be held after the show in the undercroft of the church with coffee and a dessert. Steven Michael Cobb is directing the play and Lars Benson and Deacon Pierce will be playing the younger and older priests respectively. We hope you can join us! Info: Venue: (716) 483-6405 Steven Michael Cobb: (716)499-5142
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