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Local church hosts 24-hour marriage event for same-sex couples

A local church hosted a 24-hour marriage event for same-sex couples on Friday and Saturday.

The Central Texas Metropolitan Church and Unitarian Universalist Church partnered to provide these weddings from 4 p.m. on Friday until 4 p.m. on Saturday, free of charge.

Seven officiants were expected to marry at least seven same-sex couples in the Marriage-Thon at the Central Texas Metropolitan Community Church.

Central Texas MCC Rev. Charley Garrison was one of those performing the wedding ceremonies. He said some of the couples had been waiting decades for that moment.

"It has always been about inclusiveness of people-of all sexual orientations and gender identity and so it's really important this local church of the local denomination to be able to carry that out,” said Garrison.

As of Friday night, there were still spots available for any couple interested in getting married.

If you are interested in getting married, you may contact Rev. Charley Garrison at 254-752-5331.

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