Why are Municipal Governments Cancelling Courthouse Weddings?
Published: Saturday, Mar. 2nd, 2019
I woke up early on the morning of February 22, 2019 and drove to the Hall County Probate Court to see what Frank and Joseph’s wedding might have looked like if this particular office hadn’t decided to stop conducting courthouse wedding ceremonies.
The building is situated in the heart of Gainesville’s scenic downtown. I can see right away why the couple I’m about to join in marriage wanted to have their ceremony take place here. It’s solid, historic, and stately. There’s a significance to structures such as this one, bastions of civil society, and - up until a few years ago - popular destinations for courthouse weddings.
But that’s not possible any more, and that’s also why American Marriage Ministries’ efforts are still so important.
It all started when Frank, an AMM minister himself, emailed us wondering whether there were any AMM ministers in the Gainesville are...(continued)