National Cathedral schedules prayer service on gay marriage rulings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's National Cathedral has scheduled a prayer service for supporters of gay marriage as the Supreme Court prepares to release two rulings on the issue.

Cathedral spokesman Richard Weinberg says this Wednesday's service for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community will be held whether it's to celebrate, grieve or anticipate the decisions.

At issue is the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California's ban on gay marriage.

Weinberg says the cathedral will continue to advocate for same-sex marriage regardless of what the court decides.

The National Cathedral's dean, the Rev. Gary Hall, marched in this month's gay pride parade in Washington and announced in January that the cathedral is available for same-sex weddings.

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