Pagans and Same sex marriage

If you believe that Same sex marriage is anti-religion and corrupts a so-called religious ceremony. You are wrong. And you forget that America has many religions who are supposed to be treated equally.

Even though there a bigots in every community. From my insider experience, I would say that Pagans tend to be pretty damn Pro Same sex marriage.

Over at Wild hunt, there is a great piece on the Pagan reaction to the end of Prop 8

Modern Pagan faiths, many of which acknowledge and solemnize same-sex marriage rites, have been on the front lines of these battles. Indeed, while mainstream coverage over same-sex marriage has largely focused on various Christian attitudes, Pagan clergy from a number of different faiths and traditions have been performing same-sex rites across the United States, and in the case of Kathryn and Jeani Kyair, were themselves legally married in California before Prop. 8 won passage in 2008.”

Generally speaking, Pagan clergy are not only willingly to officiate a Same-sex marriage, some feel that it is our constitution right to do so.

To not allow religious clergy to marry Same sex couples is simply a slap in the face to religious freedom. Those who oppose Same sex marriage on religious grounds believe that mainstream religious’ beliefs are more important than individual rights. These beliefs are also more important than the rights of other religions who have always supported these unions.

This is ridiculous because no clergy can be forced to perform a wedding. Legalizing Same sex marriage will not stop some religious dominations would refusing to do so. Their rights will remain intact. So stop shitting on ours.

It is no surprise that Pagans with be on this side of Same sex marriage debate.

Pagans, themselves have had a love/hate affair with the marriage laws in America.

Since…well you have to be ordained clergy to officiate a legal marriage. Most covens are not legal Churches.

Though there are now a few Wiccan/Pagans churches in which Pagans can get ordained. Also, many choose the online churches to get ordained. We are blessed that so many have taken the time to get “legal” so pagans can have proper weddings/handfasting.

Still, the pagan world seems to always be in conflict with a society that prefers more organized religions.

We continue to face problems in housing, family court, jobs because we are not the norm ( and we are not trying to be). We continued to be harmed by a society that claims we are immoral and therefore have no rights.

As much as not being organized bites we pagan-folk in the ass. It has taught as what discrimination feels like. And frankly not playing by the rules is still pretty damn great.

And we continue that tradition by believing it is a moral duty to support and even officiate Same sex marriages.

Some can follow their morally superior prejudice and we will continue to follow our hearts.

Cross-posted at Love us


2 thoughts on “Pagans and Same sex marriage

  1. dandellion says:

    Well, it’s simple. Paganism celebrate love while some others are monopolizing human relationships.

  2. unclerave says:

    Pagans and agnostics, and such, think for themselves. While those who have been indoctrinated into a formalized religion have been “taught” what to believe. Some CAN think for themselves and can also be devout, but they are, unfortunately, in the minority.

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