Two male witches in Edinburgh have tied the knot in the UK’s first pagan same-sex marriage ceremony
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.” Ephesians 5:11,12 (KJV)
Tom Lanting, 34, and Iain Robertson, 39, were married in a ceremony in the 16th-century vaulted cellars of Edinburgh’s Marlin’s Wynd. The couple, who have been together for 12 years, are both hedge witches, who use herbal remedies to deal with medical and spiritual ailments.
The ceremony included handfasting, the sharing of mead and jumping the broom. After their wedding on Sunday, the couple said: “Getting married in a legal pagan ceremony means so much to both of us.
“The new equal marriage law means that we finally have equal recognition and acceptance of our relationship, and it opens the door for all LGBTI couples to take the same step.