In today’s society in many parts of the world, there are a lot of transgendered individual who are finally getting more and more recognition of their rights and basic human dignity as individuals on this planet. With marriage equality now the law of the land in countries like Great Britain and the United States of America, Dr. John Patrick Keefe II, a wedding officiant in OKC with Lifelong Wedding Ceremonies, proudly asserts that it is now more important than ever to also help those individuals who are transgendered receive the best possible wedding ceremonies.
Those who are transgendered as male-to-female (M-T-F) or female-to-male (F-T-M) have had to come to terms with who they are as individuals. There is so much more to an individual than the way he or she appears on the outside. Dr. John Keefe II notes, “Individuals who are transgendered need recognition of the fact that who they may appear to be on the outside is not necessarily the way they were born on the inside.” Transgendered wedding ceremonies provide that recognition for couples who are wanting to get married, and they can also be a great deal of fun!
One of the most enjoyable things for a wedding officiant in OKC wanting to perform a wedding for a couple that includes one or two individuals who is transgendered is that it celebrates the valuing of their lives. Dr. John Patrick Keefe notes how a wedding officiant in Oklahoma has a real chance to make a lasting difference in the lives of a very special population.
Another fun aspect about performing wedding ceremonies for those who are transgendered is that it is also a special niche. Many a wedding officiant in Oklahoma will not perform wedding ceremonies for individuals who are transgendered, citing outdates, relic-like, superstitious, arcane religious or cultural restrictions. These kinds of things only hurt other people, not help them. Thus, for a wedding minister in Oklahoma City that is more educated and is not bigoted and stuck in the old ways of discrimination, he or she can have better access to that community and thus make the money that accompanies a more open, tolerant, accepting, and adaptive approach.
In performing these wedding ceremonies, Dr. John Patrick Keefe II also notes that because the LGBTQ population has often faced great discrimination and oppression from many in the majority, there exists a special opportunity to bond with the individuals who are transgendered. A wedding officiant in OKC can often get to know more intimate details about the couple and can possibly get to know them more intimately. This is not always the case, but if that couple is open to it and willing to share, it can truly be a wonderful thing!
Dr. John Patrick Keefe II reminds all couples that are transgendered and seeking to get married to try to find a tolerant, open, and accepting wedding minister in Oklahoma City. Those who are not can have such negative, hurtful, and inappropriate reactions. It is best to take care and to seek out someone who has a very kind and loving heart.