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same-sex marriage and religion [Jul. 2nd, 2015|11:06 pm]
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After the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage last week, some people have gone a bit crazy. Ted Cruz says the rulings on Obamacare and marriage were "some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation's history", which is...definitely saying something!

I got into a discussion on Facebook (I know, I know...) which quickly became unhinged about whether this means churches will be forced to marry same-sex couples or go to jail or something. (for the record: NO, obviously, since this isn't true today! A Jewish couple can't get married in a Catholic church, etc, etc, etc)

So all that had me feeling rather down on religion this week. And then: the Episcopal church voted to allow same-sex weddings! (although bishops and clergy can opt out)

This really meant a lot to me, since when David and I were planning our ceremony 6 years ago, we wanted to have it at our Episcopal church but were told (very nicely, of course!) that the Church didn't allow it. So hooray!