There, the city is apparently requiring the Hitching Post Lakeside Chapel to officiate gay weddings.
She seems astonished by the fact that no ministers wanted to officiate, writing, “So much for Christianity as we know it today.”
The first thing Joplin needs to find out before he will agree to officiate a wedding is why his potential client is in prison.
1630s, "to perform a duty," especially "to perform the duty of a priest," from Medieval Latin officiatum, from present participle of officiare "perform religious services," from Latin officium (see office). Related: Officiated; officiating.