There are some things in life that we want to remember.
The joining of two hearts. The passing of a dearly beloved one. The welcoming of a new life.
When you celebrate these moments, you want to do it on your terms.
Let Galen help you mark these special moments
with the right ceremony to help you remember them for years to come.
Many people who are not religious find themselves unsure how to recognize life events. As a secular celebrant, I’m here to help you create a ceremony that celebrates your values, without religion.
I will not discriminate against individuals or couples of any background, race, creed, gender, or sexual orientation. If you have a need for a secular ceremony, I’m here to help you to create the memory you want.
Maybe you didn’t get the wedding you wanted the first time. With a renewal of vows, there’s always time for second chances.Read More
After a long battle, secular celebrants can finally solemnize marriages under Illinois state law.Read More
I’ve been thinking about weddings lately.
Part of it is the time of the year; as the weather has gotten warmer (at least where I’m sitting here in the Northern Hemisphere), couples have been celebrating their nuptials, and that’s only going to increase as we move into the summer months.Read More
If you haven’t heard the news, here it is: In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that all same-sex marriage bans nationwide are unconstitutional. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has written all of the major LGBT decisions from the high court (Romer v. Evans, Lawrence v. Texas, U.S. v. Windsor), wrote the decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that has now ended this discriminatory practice against same-sex couples.Read More
In case you haven’t been paying attention to the enormous Charlie Foxtrot that is American politics right now: By the end of the month, the Supreme Court is going to weigh on Obergefeld v. Hodges, the name for four linked cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and Tennessee. The expectation by virtually everyone is that the court will overturn marriage bans, and the response from the religious right has been…well, if not apoplectic, certainly defiant.Read More
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