From THE NEW YORK TIMES:
Louisa Irene Bradtmiller and the Rev. Katharine Elizabeth Stebinger were joined in a commitment ceremony Friday at the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis. The Rev. Joy M. Caires, an Episcopal priest, officiated.
Ms. Bradtmiller (left), 29, is an assistant professor in the department of environmental studies at Macalester College in St. Paul. Ms. Stebinger, also 29, is an Episcopal priest and a hospital chaplain at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minn. She is the daughter of Caron R. Stebinger and the Rev. Peter A. R. Stebinger of Bethany, Conn. Her father is the rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Bethany. The couple met in 2009 at a belated New Year’s party at the home of mutual friends in Woods Hole, Mass. The fact that one of them is a woman of science and the other of religion is not an issue between them.
“I was raised by a biologist and a priest,” Ms. Stebinger said. “The Episcopal church has a lot of respect for intellectual curiosity and stewardship of all creation, and neither of those things clash with science. Louisa’s not particularly religious, but she has a really deep respect for the world as a scientist, and I think that’s pretty similar to my belief.”
She added, “She doesn’t try to teach me geochemistry, and I don’t try to take her to church.”
COMMENT: Is it just me, or are both lesbians and female priests getting cuter? Some of them don't even scare me nowadays and I scare easily when it comes to women.