Chapter 4 National Couples Registry

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In its effort to support and validate committed relationships, DignityUSA has established a National Registry of Holy Unions. This registry is part of Dignity's commitment to recognizing and honoring couples who have made a decision to have a Holy Union that satisfies the Holy Union Guidelines set forth in this resource guide. It is also documentation that we, as lesbian, gay, bisexual and, transgender people, do have and desire long-term monogamous relationships that are consonant with Christ's teaching and Christian values, and are loving, life-giving, and life affirming.

DignityUSA would like to extend an invitation to all couples who have Holy Unions that satisfy the Holy Union Guidelines and any that may be in place at the local chapter to register their Holy Union with DignityUSA. Couples who have had Holy Unions prior to the release of the Guidelines may also register but must have met the Guidelines. While we want to support and validate all couples who have had Unions, we feel that for the Registry to be accountable, the guidelines must be adhered to. We suggest and encourage couples to use an occasion such as an anniversary to have a reunion that satisfies the Guidelines, thereby qualifying it for the registry.

The Holy Union Certificate is to be filled out by the chapter and signed by the couple, their witnesses, and the presider(s), and presented to the couple at the Holy Union. The registry form must be filled out and signed by the presider(s) and chapter leader and sent to the National Office for registry. A dated copy will be returned to the chapter. The chapter is then encouraged to make a copy for their records before issuing the form to the couple.

The Dissolution of Holy Union form is provided as the method of removing the record of a Holy Union from the National Registry of Holy Unions. The reasons for the removal need not be provided, but removal would be necessary before an individual could register another Holy Union. This form should be completed and sent to DignityUSA. A dated copy will be returned to the chapter.

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Dissolution of Holy Union

Dissolution of Holy Union

The persons listed have a Holy Union registered with DignityUSA National Registry. The persons hereby agree that the Holy Union is dissolved and wish to have their Union removed from the Registry of DignityUSA immediately.

 

 

 Please Print

First Person

Second Person

Full Name:

 

 

Address:

 

 

City:

 

 

State & Zip:

 

 

Signature(s):

 

 

Date of Holy Union:

Chapter:

 

 

Chapter President/Representative:

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The individuals listed above were united in Holy Union Service.

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Registration of Holy Union For the DignityUSA National Registry

 Please Print

First Person

Second Person

Full Name:

 

 

Address:

 

 

City:

 

 

State & Zip:

 

 

Signature(s):

 

 

If the last names will change after the Holy Union, please indicate the new names here:

 

 

 

Date of Holy Union:

Chapter:

Presider(s):

 

 

 

DignityUSA Guidelines

*The Chapter President/Representative must verify the following*

  1. Both members of the couple shall be at least the legal age of consent for marriage in the state in which the ceremony is to be performed.
  2. Neither member may be bound by a prior marriage or unresolved commitment.
  3. At least one member of the couple must be an active member of a Dignity Chapter.
  4. The couple must inform the chapter leadership of their intention and work with the individuals designated by the chapter for preparation for their Holy Union.
  5. The couple must have completed the program of preparation adopted by the local chapter for Holy Unions.

Chapter President/Representative:

 

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Please print & mail this form to:

DignityUSA, PO Box 376, Medford, MA 02155
info@dignityusa.org
or FAX to: 781.397.0584