The Christian Broadcast Network website reports today (August 15, 2010) that a San Francisco pastor says she would be happy to start performing same-sex weddings in her church, beginning this week.
Federal Judge Vaughn Walker -- who recently ruled in favor of having same-sex marriage ceremonies in California -- has given opponents of same-sex weddings until August 18 to get a ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to prevent gay marriages.
The pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ, the Rev. Sandy Hulse, says her congregation is "overjoyed" at the prospect of being able to conduct same-sex weddings soon.
California churches that oppose same-sex marriage cite the Bible, but Hulse says her denomination believes that "God is still speaking."