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Washington National Cathedral to Perform Same-Sex Marriages

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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One of the most prominent churches in the United States will begin hosting same-sex marriages. Leaders of the Washington National Cathedral announced the new policy on Wednesday. National Cathedral Reverend Gary Hall said it was an honor to take the next step toward greater equality. The majestic cathedral is the seat of the Episcopal Church’s […]

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Washington National Cathedral to Perform Same-Sex Marriages

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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One of the most prominent churches in the United States will begin hosting same-sex marriages. Leaders of the Washington National Cathedral are expected to officially announce the new policy on Wednesday. The majestic cathedral is the seat of the Episcopal Church’s Washington, D.C. diocese, which includes areas of the neighboring state of Maryland. Maryland voters […]

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Obama Gay Marriage Stance Draws Mixed Reaction Worldwide

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama’s support for gay marriage is being met with a mixed reaction around the world. In Europe, Germany’s openly-gay foreign minister praised the decision. “I think the declaration of President Obama for the recognition of same-sex marriage is a courageous step. I welcome this not just personally, but also in the name […]

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New York Approves Same-Sex Marriage in Major Gay Rights Victory

Posted June 25th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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New York has become the sixth U.S. state to legalize same sex marriage. By a vote of 33 to 29, the legislature in the populous northeastern state approved a bill late Friday allowing same-sex unions after four Republicans crossed party lines to support it. Gay rights advocates hailed the vote, calling it a major victory […]

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New York Senate Approves Same-Sex Marriage in Major Gay Rights Victory

Posted June 25th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Lawmakers in the U.S. state of New York have voted to approve same-sex marriage, handing American gay rights advocates a major victory in their quest for equality. After extensive debate, the New York State Senate approved the legislation Friday night by a vote of 33 to 29, as two previously undecided Republican lawmakers cast the […]

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New York Senate Again Delays Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Lawmakers in the U.S. state of New York have yet to decide whether to vote on legalizing same-sex marriage. State senators had been expected to vote on the bill Thursday but ended their session without doing so. The Senate’s Republican leader said members of his party are meeting privately Friday to take up the issue […]

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New York Legislature Delays Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Lawmakers in New York state have postponed a final vote on legislation to legalize same-sex marriage until Friday. The bill has already been approved by the Democrat-controlled Assembly, but remains one vote short of passage in the Republican-controlled Senate. The majority party has introduced several amendments that would exempt religious groups who disapprove of gay […]

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