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Monday, August 14, 2006

Clergy urge support for gay marriage

Monday, August 14, 2006
BY CARRIE CASSIDY
of The Patriot-News/ SWATARA TWP.

There was a time in American history when the Rev. William G. Sinkford's marriage would have been illegal.

Sinkford, who is black, said he would have broken a law by marrying his wife, who is white. That changed in 1967, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of interracial marriages in the case of Loving vs. Virginia.

"Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are facing the same challenge that interracial couples faced before the high court changed American culture," said Sinkford, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.

The precedent-setting case was decided 19 years after California became the first state to permit interracial marriages...continue reading at The Patriot News?

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