Same-sex wed­ding a spe­cial oc­ca­sion

Cape Breton Post - - EDITORIAL -

Re­cently, I at­tended the wed­ding of a friend at the United Protes­tant Church in Syd­ney River.

It was a same- sex wed­ding. I have never seen such joy on the faces of two peo­ple about to be mar­ried as they walked up the aisle, each es­corted by his mother and grand­mother.

When the cou­ple was pro­nounced mar­ried by the min­is­ter, the con­gre­ga­tion – with tears and broad smiles – ap­plauded for well over a minute.

I was proud to be part of a cer­e­mony that sig­nals a change in so­ci­ety's at­ti­tude.

I am glad I live in a coun­try, and on this is­land, where such things can hap­pen, and I am proud to see the United Church lead­ing the way in its spirit of love and ac­cep­tance.

It was a truly in­spi­ra­tional day. Sandy An­thony Louis­bourg

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