Gay NYC Minister to Wed Same-Sex Couples - For Free

Robert Doyle READ TIME: 1 MIN.

NEW YORK, NY - Buddhist minister Rev. Lawrence Grecco ( )� will be the first gay minister in New York City to wed same-sex couples for free on Saturday, July 30, 2011 from 12:30 - 3:30 at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in the heart of Manhattan's West Village at 208 West 13th Street.�

Joining him will be professional wedding photographer Jennifer Shea ( ) who is generously offering each couple free wedding photography to commemorate their special day.

Both of these services are completely free to any same-sex couple with a Marriage License.

To celebrate the first week that the Marriage Equality Law takes effect, Rev. Lawrence is offering same-sex couples a complimentary, civil wedding ceremony and free wedding photography by professional wedding photographer Jennifer Shea.�

You do not have to be a New York resident to be married, but you will need to have a Marriage License at least 24 hours before your ceremony. Same-sex couples may start applying for their license immediately online at but will need to pick up their Marriage License in person at the County Clerk's office at 141 Worth Street.

The ceremonies will take place in a large, sunny and newly renovated room in the LGBT Center in Greenwich Village, the home of the modern Gay & Lesbian Rights movement.

To reserve your time for a 15 minute time block for a free, civil wedding service and complimentary photography on Saturday July 30, please call 212-989-3456 or email [email protected]

Please visit or call 212-989-3456 for more information

by Robert Doyle

Long-term New Yorkers, Mark and Robert have also lived in San Francisco, Boston, Provincetown, D.C., Miami Beach and the south of France. The recipient of fellowships at MacDowell, Yaddo, and Blue Mountain Center, Mark is a PhD in American history and literature, as well as the author of the novels Wolfchild and My Hawaiian Penthouse. Robert is the producer of the documentary We Are All Children of God. Their work has appeared in numerous publications, as well as at :

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