Thursday, April 24, 2008

Canadian Elderly Priests Marry

Two retired Anglican priests, Ruth Pogson, 83, and Beth Aime, 79, exchanged vows yesterday in a civil ceremony at the Island View nursing home where Pogson has been a resident until now. She will be transfered to a care home in Vancouver later this week. Aime already lives in Vancouver but the two will still live apart.

The newly wed have been in a relationship since 1995 and wanted to make their relationship official.
“What we’re here for is about justice and it’s about bringing a community into an inclusive community rather than being shut out all the time,” Aime told their guests. “We’re here to hopefully bring this world somewhere where we’re all equal.”

They are now hoping to see their union blessed by the Church but are still facing obstacles.

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