A 72-year-old grandmother writes a song for her niece’s same-sex wedding

June 3, 2013

A song for a same-sex wedding, lovingly composed by a grandmother of eight.
When Sherri Gray of Nashville, Tennessee, learned that her younger sister’s lesbian daughter was marrying the love of her life, she composed a song about marriage equality as a wedding gift for the two women. They are looking forward to having Gray perform it at their wedding reception in August. You can listen to the song, as well as read the lyrics, on the Bilerico Project site. Or you can watch it on YouTube,  where Sherri Gray has posted the video with a brief note about her purpose in writing the song.

Letha Dawson Scanzoni
Letha Dawson Scanzoni (1935-2024) was an independent scholar, writer, and editor, and the author or coauthor of nine books. In 1978, she and Virginia Ramey Mollenkott wrote Is the Homosexual My Neighbor?, one of the earliest books urging evangelical Christians to rethink their views on homosexuality (updated edition, 1994, HarperOne). More recently, Letha coauthored (with social psychologist David G. Myers) What God Has Joined Together: The Christian Case for Gay Marriage (HarperOne, 2005 and 2006). Another of Letha’s most well-known books is All We’re Meant to Be: Biblical Feminism for Today, coauthored with Nancy A. Hardesty (Word Books, 1974; revised edition, Abingdon, 1986; updated and expanded edition, Eerdmans, 1992). Letha served as editor of Christian Feminism Today in both its former print edition (EEWC Update) and its website for 19 years until her retirement in December 2013.


  1. hi there, Friends…thank you for mentioning the song on your site…i appreciate your doing so! it is gratifying to know that there are millions of us all over the world who believe in equality and inclusiveness. The God of my understanding places no limits on His love for all of us. i appreciate your endorsement…God bless you!


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