K talked to the pastor of the church and his attitude was to be supportive. He said we would have to find our own way and we should not be worried about what others think. She also received assurances that she was not going to be fired because I am gay.
Of particular interest to me was the way she told me she described our relationship to the pastor. We don't fight. We are best friends. That really made me feel good.
At the same time, it made me feel sad. It is another reminder that my life is marching forward to a state of permanent change. Soon it will all be different.