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6 years ago  ::  Jun 08, 2008 - 11:54AM #1
Merope
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[COLOR="Navy"]Congratulations to Gene Robinson and Mark Andrew, and blessings on their civil union which was performed yesterday in New Hampshire!  Story  [COLOR="RoyalBlue"]here[/COLOR].

According to the article, the union was performed five years to the day after Robinson's election as bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire. 

The union and a service of thanksgiving immediately following were held at St. Paul's Church in Concord.  The union was performed by Ronna Wise, a justice of the peace and longtime friend of Robinson's.

Robinson had previously announced the couple's intention to join in civil union but had kept the date secret for security reasons.  A spokesperson for Robinson said the ceremony was deliberately private.  Initially, Robinson and Andrew had planned for a public ceremony.  However, that plan changed out of respect for the Lambeth Conference and out of concern for the couple's security.

Robinson and Andrew decided to enter the union before Robinson's trip to Lambeth to ensure that they have the legal protections that New Hampshire's civil union law gives gay couples. The law gives couples in civil unions all the rights and responsibilities of marriage, including inheritance.

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6 years ago  ::  Jun 08, 2008 - 11:54AM #2
Merope
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[COLOR="Navy"]Congratulations to Gene Robinson and Mark Andrew, and blessings on their civil union which was performed yesterday in New Hampshire!  Story  [COLOR="RoyalBlue"]here[/COLOR].

According to the article, the union was performed five years to the day after Robinson's election as bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire. 

The union and a service of thanksgiving immediately following were held at St. Paul's Church in Concord.  The union was performed by Ronna Wise, a justice of the peace and longtime friend of Robinson's.

Robinson had previously announced the couple's intention to join in civil union but had kept the date secret for security reasons.  A spokesperson for Robinson said the ceremony was deliberately private.  Initially, Robinson and Andrew had planned for a public ceremony.  However, that plan changed out of respect for the Lambeth Conference and out of concern for the couple's security.

Robinson and Andrew decided to enter the union before Robinson's trip to Lambeth to ensure that they have the legal protections that New Hampshire's civil union law gives gay couples. The law gives couples in civil unions all the rights and responsibilities of marriage, including inheritance.

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6 years ago  ::  Jun 08, 2008 - 7:27PM #3
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Susan Russell+ has a video commentary about the ceremony here.

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6 years ago  ::  Jun 18, 2008 - 12:12PM #4
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gmanews.tv/story/101877/Church-of-Engla … ay-unions#  The latest news from the CoE.  Fr.Dudley"s comments in the final three paragraphs are particularly cogent.:)
The Path
To Moon Lake
Doesn't Go
There.

So Walk
Your own Dharma*Path
And Be
Mindful

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6 years ago  ::  Jul 30, 2008 - 11:10AM #5
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Blessings on them. May they continue to have a happy life together.
"God is no captious sophister, eager to trip us up whenever we say amiss, but a courteous tutor, ready to amend what, in our weakness or our ignorance, we say ill, and to make the most of what we say aright."  from 'A Learned Discourse on Justification', a sermon by Richard Hooker (1554-1600).
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