2017 Offer In Support of Same Sex Marriage

Carrying on our long Unitarian Universalist history of supporting gay and lesbian rights, The Reverend Linda Simmons and The Unitarian Universalist (UU) Meeting House of Nantucket are making a special offer to all same-sex couples who wish to be married in 2017.

The wedding fee for our beautiful, historic sanctuary is $3,000, which includes use of the space for rehearsal and wedding, 2-3 personal meetings with Rev. Linda, her officiating at the ceremony, and help with the planning and execution of your wedding with our office manager and wedding coordinator, Lucretia Voigt.

As a commitment to gay marriage, Rev. Linda Simmons will waive her $600 wedding fee, and the UU Meeting House will match her offer by sending $600 of the wedding fee to one of the non-profits listed below, of the wedding couple’s choosing, that works to defend the rights of LGBTQ peoples. The net wedding fee for same sex couples in 2017 will be $2,400, with $600 of those dollars going to a non-profit in your honor.

We do this recognizing the inherent worth and dignity of all people.

Click here to read testimonials from same sex couples whose weddings Rev. Linda has had the honor to officiate.

Please contact Rev. Linda at revlindasimmons@gmail.com or call 508-680-6498 or 508-228-5466 to book your wedding today.

Non-profits that support LGBTQ rights:

At Lambda Legal, we imagine a world without discrimination and inequality, and we work to achieve that vision every day. We make the case for equality in the nation’s courts and in the court of public opinion. The work we do has impact on the way all of us live—we change laws, policies and ideas.  http://www.lambdalegal.org/

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

We believe that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, we work to educate teachers, students and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike. We recognize that forces such as racism and sexism have similarly adverse impacts on communities and we support schools in seeking to redress all such inequities.

GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes in creating a more vibrant and diverse community. We welcome any and all individuals as members, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or occupation, who are committed to seeing this philosophy realized in K-12 schools.  http://www.glsen.org/

The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. We do this by training activists, equipping state and local organizations with the skills needed to organize broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and building the organizational capacity of our movement. Our Policy Institute, the movement’s premier think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all. http://www.thetaskforce.org/

LGBT Asylum Support Task Force: In more than 80 countries around the world, it is illegal to be LGBT. Many LGBT people in oppressive countries face the death penalty, imprisonment, or violence and threats at the hands of their communities. And for most of those people, the United States represents hope for survival and the opportunity to live openly for the first time. The LGBT Asylum Support Task Force helps settle LGBT refugees in the U.S., funding their housing, living expenses, trauma counseling, and legal representation. http://www.lgbtasylum.org/

MassEquality is the leading statewide grassroots advocacy organization working to ensure that everyone across Massachusetts can thrive from cradle to grave without discrimination and oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  http://www.massequality.org/