AUSTIN (KXAN) — Same-sex marriage is a divisive matter and it is no different when it comes to the stance taken by religious groups.
An American Catholic Church — with no affiliation to the Roman Church — in the Austin-area will be officiating a same-sex wedding mass on Saturday.
“Today’s historic decision by the U.S. Supreme Court opens the door for same-sex couples within the Catholic Church to celebrate their love and union with the blessing of the church,” said Rev. Dr. Jayme Mathias.
On Friday afternoon, Mathias and his partner of two years were one of many couples at the Travis County Clerk’s Office waiting for a same-sex marriage license.
Mathias’ church will officiate its first-ever same-sex wedding on Saturday, June 27 at 6 p.m. “The couple was previously married in Florida and they tentatively scheduled it for this weekend while waiting on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling, but now we can move forward with their marriage,” says Mathias.