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Harvard Allows Same-Sex Marriages

On July 16, Rev. Peter Gomes, a gay pastor of the Harvard University Memorial Church, announced that the nondenominational church has decided to allow same-sex marriages. Immediate controversy over this decision arose as conservative clergy members denounced the move while lesbians and gay men praised it. Same-sex marriages, frequently called commitments or blessings, have no legal standing.

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USA Today - July 18,1997