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Adding a Ritual to a Wedding: Showing Support for Gay Marriage

posted on November 5, 2012

For The New York Times, Samuel G. Freedman describes a growing trend in the wedding ceremonies of straight couples to include a ritualized reading of the Massachusetts Supreme Court decision that legalized gay marriage in that state. “While much of the heat and light in this election season has centered on four states with ballot measures on same-sex marriage–Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington–social change is being advanced by newlyweds using the moral and religious force of the wedding ceremony,” writes Freedman. 

Read at The New York Times