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Gay and lesbian couples who schedule a wedding at South Church, a Unitarian Universalist church in Portsmouth, N.H., can now fill out a marriage certificate designed from the template used for heterosexual couples. And even though Portsmouth city officials have said they will refuse the licenses, the church's pastor, the Reverend Will Saunders, is submitting them anyway to protest the state's ban on gay marriage.

A growing number of parishes within the exceedingly pro-gay Universalist denomination have in recent months refused to sign marriage licenses for straight couples until gay couples get the stone fights. But that will only "anger heterosexuals who just want to marry," Saunders said. So he's decided to issue marriage licenses for all couples, gay or straight.
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Title Annotation:Marriage
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Feb 3, 2004
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