Marriage at Twin Cities Friends Meeting (approved by Twin Cities Friends Meeting, January 8, 2010) Northern Yearly Meeting (NYM), of which Twin Cities Friends Meeting (TCFM) is a member, adopted a chapter on marriage for its book Faith and Practice in May 2008. It is presented in its entirety below. Particular concerns which have arisen… Read More
Documents related to Friends traditions around marriage, and specifically marriage under the care of Twin Cities Friends Meeting.
Holding to our longstanding Testimonies of equality and integrity as they relate to justice for all peoples, we recognize the discomfort we feel when we provide civil marriage for straight couples but are unable to do the same for same-sex couples within the state of Minnesota. The Quaker tradition is one of Spirit-led activism on… Read More
TCFM has recognized the marriage of same sex couples for 17 years and has done so in the exercise of our religious liberty. We will continue to do so regardless of any legislation or constitutional amendment to the contrary. Because we believe that the same sex couples whose marriages we have witnessed should be permitted… Read More
Twin Cities Friends Meeting, joyfully recognizing the diversity of sexual orientation within our religious community, affirms the goodness of committed, loving relationships that endure, are unselfish, and that provide mutual support and tenderness.