GREENSBORO  Marriage license in hand and want an an aisle to walk down?

For six hours on Tuesday, the Rev. Ann Marie Alderman and other ministers will perform same-sex weddings at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greensboro at no charge.

Today, the  Rev. H. Jackson "Jac" Grimes and Rev. Elizabeth "Liz" Grimes are performing weddings just outside the Guilford County Register of Deeds office until 5 p.m. or until all couples are served.

The register of deeds office is at  201 West Market Street.

Each couple married outside the area outside the register of deeds office today -- same-sex or otherwise -- will have their choice of a secular, spiritual or religious ceremony and will also receive a decorative marriage certificate suitable for framing, according to the Grimeses. Each couple must present a valid marriage license and provides two witnesses age 18 or older.

At the Universalist church on Tuesday, the congregation is providing the cake, champagne and a photographer for free.

The church will also provide witnesses.

"This is a way to make that process quick in a church that supports them," said Alderman, whose denomination has officiated over same-sex commitment ceremonies the last four decades.

 Vows can be exchanged  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The church is at 5603 Hilltop Road.

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