Lesbian ministers marry; violate United Methodist Church law

The Rev. Joanne Carlson Brown (left), and the Rev. Christie Lagergren Brown with their dog Thistle

The Rev. Joanne Carlson Brown (left), and the Rev. Christie Lagergren Brown with their dog Thistle. (Photo courtesy of the Browns)

BY KELLY MORRIS
TheSeattleLesbian.com

Though it violates the United Methodist Church law, two ministers exchanged vows in Seattle, Washington earlier this month.

Tibbetts United Methodist Church’s Joanne Carlson and Woodland Park United Methodist Church’s Christie Newbill wed at Brown’s church in front of 300 people. District Superintendent Patricia Simpson officiated the wedding.

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