Whose idea was this, anyway?
The original idea for the Marriage Militia came from a blog post by Rev. Tamara L. Siuda, Nisut of the Kemetic Orthodox Religion. She posted about it to her friends on Facebook, and the response was strong enough to warrant an expansion of the project to this website at marriagemilitia.org.
What is the Marriage Militia?
It’s a simple directory of clergy people who are willing to solemnize legal marriages for same-sex couples (sometimes called “gay marriages.”) We come from all religions and all walks of life, we live everywhere, and our intention in creating this project is to support the right for everyone to be able to marry the person they love. We do not discriminate against any group, and we expect that any clergy on our listing agree. Currently the Marriage Militia project is focusing on getting people married in the United States, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t willing to accept listings from clergy outside the USA.
This is a terrific idea. Can I share it with others?
Please do! The more people who want to be married, and are concerned that they need to do it before marriage rights legislation might change, the faster we can get them in touch with clergy who can help. This is one small way we can support a marginalized community in the face of discrimination, and we offer it in the spirit of love and acceptance. If you post about us on social media, use the hashtag #MarriageMilitia and send people to our website! We might expand to other social media if the project keeps growing. Tell your friends. Tell your clergy. Tell everyone we are not going to deny anyone the basic human right to love and companionship.