Get on the love bus; Kate Lovelady, Leader
On Friday, March 12, a bus full of Missouri couples and clergy drove from St. Louis to Iowa City to solemnize 17 marriages. Why such a long drive to get married? Because these devoted couples happen to be gay and lesbian. Iowa legalized same-sex marriage in 2009. Marriage equality has had prominent gains and setbacks in the past few years, and the Missouri Love Bus can be seen as a political statement; but more than that, it is the culmination of the love stories of real people. Kate was honored to have been on the Love Bus twice to help officiate these marriages and will share some of the stories from this year’s ride.