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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:25 PM

Famous church's bells to ring for same-sex couples

Source: AP-Excite

By BRETT ZONGKER

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington National Cathedral had been ready to embrace same-sex marriage for some time, though it took a series of recent events and a new leader for the prominent, 106-year-old church to announce Wednesday that it would begin hosting such nuptials.

The key development came last July when the Episcopal Church approved a ceremony for same-sex unions at its General Convention in Indianapolis, followed by the legalization of gay marriage in Maryland, which joined the District of Columbia. The national church made a special allowance for marriage ceremonies in states where gay marriage is legal.

Longtime same-sex marriage advocate the Very Rev. Gary Hall took over as the cathedral's dean in October. Conversations began even before he arrived to clear the way for the ceremonies at the church that so often serves as a symbolic house of prayer for national celebrations and tragedies.

The Episcopal bishop of Washington, the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, authorized use of the new marriage rite in December for 89 congregations in D.C. and Maryland. Each priest then decides whether to marry same-sex couples.

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Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the Washington National Cathedral, gestures during an interview in his office in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The Washington National Cathedral, where the nation gathers to mourn tragedies and celebrate new presidents, will soon begin performing same-sex marriages. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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Omaha Steve Jan 2013 OP
onehandle Jan 2013 #1
KamaAina Jan 2013 #2
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #3
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:26 PM

1. Teh gay and bell ringing. Makes sense to me. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:47 PM

2. They better watch it! An earthquake's gonna come and destroy them!

Oh, wait a minute. Been there, done that.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:59 PM

3. That is a beautiful church. It will be a lovely wedding for sure.

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:03 AM

4. Awesome! And watch the local right wing fundies burrow themselves FURTHER underground.

MWAH ha ha!!!!!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:19 AM

5. KR

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