Rev. Dawn S. Liphart
From faiths of all traditions, we clergy stood waiting to be selected like kids on a childhood playground. People from all walks of life had gathered: gay, straight, couples, singles, families with children, black, white, Latino, and Asian. People mingled introducing one to another.
All of us there for one purpose, to celebrate and witness the legal marriages of 50 LGBTQ couples.
The idea had started from one woman initiating the idea and the domino affect resulted in nearly 1200 people volunteering photography, flowers, wedding dresses, music, food, and other various services.
Couples, some having 40+ years together and others only 2 to 3 were married with families by their sides and 100s of others witnessing history.