Friday, December 18, 2009

Minnesota Quakers stop marriages

A Quaker Group in Minnesota will no longer marry straight people.
A group of Twin Cities Quakers has decided to stop signing marriage certificates for opposite-sex couples until the state legalizes gay marriage.

"We're simply trying to be consistent with the will of God as we perceive it," said Paul Landskroener, clerk of the Twin Cities Friends Meeting, in an interview with MPR's All Things Considered on Monday.

The congregation will continue to hold both opposite-sex and same-sex weddings at its meeting house, but will no longer sign the legal marriage certificate for opposite-sex couples. Instead, couples will need to have the certificate signed by a justice of the peace.

1 comment:

Erp said...

Strictly speaking they aren't stopping marriages; they just aren't certifying for the state opposite-sex marriages since they aren't allowed to do the same for same-sex marriages entered under the care of the meeting.