United Methodist Church Pastors Perform Secret Same-Sex Weddings in OC
"Friends, we are gathered here in the sight of God to witness and to bless the marriage of Sarah and Susan*," a reverend says, draped in a white cassock. "The covenant of marriage was established by God who created us to love one another." A pianist plays a relaxed version of Pachelbel's "Canon in D Major" as family and friends gathered at a United Methodist Church somewhere in Orange County turn attention towards its entrance. Susan, dressed in a tuxedo with her black mane tightly pulled into a ponytail, walks down the aisle with her mother to adoring gazes. The pianist cues the big moment. Sarah, the bride, walks arm-in-arm in measured steps with her father; a long train from her elegant gown trails behind them.
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