Lesbian couple make history with first same-sex church wedding

I hope these lovely ladies have many many happy years together. I am familiar with the Metropolitan Community Church and find them to be a good group of people.

Two lesbian Christians from Bournemouth have become the first same-sex couple to have a church wedding in the UK.

Jan Tipper and Barb Burden chose not to enter a civil partnership because they wanted to tie the knot “before God” in front of their “church, friends and family”.

The couple, who have been together for 19 years, were married at the Metropolitan Community Church in Bournemouth on Saturday in a service conducted by their pastor, the Reverend Dwayne Morgan, who officiated as a registrar.

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