Karen Oliveto

Loving in Dangerous Times: The Crisis and Opportunity of Same-Sex Marriage

May 16, 2004
Karen Oliveto

Having just come back from General Conference, I find myself wondering: Just when did love become so unfashionable for the Church of Jesus Christ?

The call came to my office in the early afternoon: "The City is issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples!" The date was February 12, 2004. A quick check on-line confirmed my parishioner's call. Two hours later he called me back, "Karen, will you marry me?" (ah, how confusing these days are!) "I am in line, and trying to reach Sean." Without a moment's hesitation, I said yes.