LGBTQIA+ weddings, same-sex marriage, gay marriage, lesbian marriage, or as we like to refer to it – marriage – is an important civil and legal right, and a social and cultural rite of passage.
In far too many places around the world, there is no legal path for same sex marriage for couples, and that is why a Utah online marriage can be a resource for couples seeking to be legally wed, even if it is not yet fully or partially legal in their home country.
All couples are welcome here at Online Weddings Utah! Whether you identify as gay, lesbian, transgender, non-binary, or don’t even feel the need for labels at the moment, I hope to provide a safe and welcoming environment for you and your partner to celebrate your love for each other.
Personally speaking, I have been a lifelong and passionate advocate for LGBTQIA+ civil rights, even before I was impacted by the marriage equality decision. Starting from my earliest adult years, I took part in marches, rallies, vigils and other acts of support for the LGBTQIA+ community.
When same sex marriage was briefly made legal in Utah in December of 2013, I rushed to the courthouse to offer officiant assistance, and over the course of those heady few days was fortunate to officiate dozens of ceremonies for happy couples.
Finally, when the decision was made permanent on Oct. 6th, 2014, I was again at the courthouse offering free ceremonies for anyone who needed it.
Since marriage equality was made the law of the land, I have been fortunate to be the officiant at many weddings that include same-sex couples, and am still a proud supporter and ally of the LGBTQIA+ community.
I am very happily married to a trans woman and we have been together for over 25 years now, with two beautiful children and two dogs in our rainbow family.