Wedding bells are ringing in New York state. Much media attention has been given to religious leaders and communities who oppose marriage equality, so GLAAD is lifting up the places of worship that are willing and excited to participate in the marriages of all couples.
There are many places of worship in New York that are excited about participating in marriage equality. If you want to host your wedding at a house of worship and receive a blessing on your marriage, then contact one of the many churches, synagogues, congregations, community centers, mosques, temples, or worship centers listed below. These are places of worship that would be delighted to host and officiate your wedding. See full list of places of worship.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Rev. Paul H. Knudsen
4th & Ovington Avenues
Brooklyn, NY 11209
People of all sexual orientations and gender identities are welcome within the membership of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and are encouraged to share in the sacramental and general life of this Christian family. We welcome all couples who have an association with our church, or affiliated ministries, and who desire to make their wedding or commitment to each other before God with their church family present.
First Unitarian Congregational Society
Rev. Jude Geiger
48 Monroe Place
Brooklyn, NY, 11209
The First UU Congregation in Brooklyn has been performing weddings for all loving couples for many years. We are pleased to help create the wedding service you've always dreamed of in our beautiful neo-gothic sanctuary, civil war era chapel or intimate family style living room.
Greenpoint Reformed Church
Rev. Ann Kansfield & Rev. Jennifer Aull
136 Milton St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11222
Kolot Chayeinu / Voices of Our Lives
Rabbi Ellen Lippmann, Cantor Lisa B. Segal
1012 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Kolot Chayeinu is a Jewish congregation in Brooklyn, where doubt can be an act of faith and all hands are needed to build our community. We are creative, serious seekers who pray joyfully, wrestle with tradition, pursue justice and refuse to be satisfied with the world as it is. As individuals of varying sexual orientations, gender identities, races, family arrangements, and Jewish identities and backgrounds, we share a commitment to the search for meaningful expressions of Judaism in today's uncertain world.
Jay Bakker and Vince Anderson
190 Bedford Ave Suite #211
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
We are an inclusive community, completely affirming of the LGTBQ community. We hold services every Sunday at 4 pm at Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St., Brooklyn. Both of our pastors are registered with the New York City's clerks office and available for weddings. We are open to marrying couples as part of our service on Sunday, July 24th. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. John – St. Matthew – Emanuel
Rev. David C Parsons
281 Prospect Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
We have performed same-sex weddings for many years. We are delighted that we are now able to perform same-sex marriages.
The Episcopal Church of St. Ann and the Holy Trinity
The Rev. John E. Denaro, The Rev. Nell B. Archer
157 Montague St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
We celebrate the passage of Marriage Equality in New York State and welcome all couples who seek the bond of Christian marriage. For more information please call the church office and ask to speak to a priest.
"Let their love for each other be a seal upon their hearts, a mantle about their shoulders, and a crown upon their foreheads." (from "The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage", The Book of Common Prayer)
Rabbi Linda Henry Goodman
17 Eastern Parkway (at Grand Army Plaza)
Brooklyn, NY, 11238
An inclusive, egalitarian Reform Jewish congregation, Union Temple of Brooklyn celebrates the passage of Marriage Equality in New York State. All those who seek to consecrate their love will be welcomed into our congregational home.
Unity Fellowship of Christ Church NYC
Sr. Bishop Zachary G. Jones
2578 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11226
God is Love and Love is for Everyone.