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    National Cathedral to Hold Gay Weddings

    National Cathedral in Washington. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty)

    Time to start booking the National Cathedral for wedding season—looks like there’s going to be even more couples vying for the prime spot. Washington’s 106-year-old cathedral will begin performing same-sex weddings—one of the first Episcopal congregations to implement the church’s new policy, Cathedral officials are expected to announce on Wednesday. The cathedral’s dean, the Very Rev. Gary Hall, said same-sex weddings are keeping in line with laws in Maryland and Washington, both of which have legalized same-sex marriage. “I read the Bible as seriously as fundamentalists do,” Hall said. “And my reading of the Bible leads me to want me to do this because I think it’s being faithful to the kind of community Jesus would have us be.”

    Read it at Associated Press