First Unitarian Society offering free wedding ceremonies to same-sex couples

MILWAUKEE (WITI) --  A landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court Monday, October 6th: It is staying out of the same-sex marriage debate — at least for now — rejecting requests from five states to immediately review their bans that prohibit gay and lesbian couples from civil wedlock. The rejected appeals originated from same-sex couples in Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Now, the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee says it will offer free wedding ceremonies to same-sex couples coming up this month.

The free weddings will be offered on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (October 8-10) from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in the First Unitarian Society.

Ceremonies will be brief and joyful – about 10 to 15 minutes – and marriage licenses will be signed. Couples do not need to be members of the congregation to take part in these free wedding ceremonies.

Couples are invited to come to the glass door at 1342 N. Astor Street and sign-in the same day: first come, first served.

Couples can bring their own vows or the First Unitarian Society will provide them. Couples can bring their own witnesses or the First Unitarian Society will provide them. Couples and their party will be invited to relax in the church’s parlor before and after their ceremony.

Couples who wish to be married at the First Unitarian Society at a later date can find information about weddings on the church’s website BY CLICKING HERE.