Gay Wedding Traditions

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With same-sex marriage increasingly becoming legal around the world, Cristen and Caroline celebrate with a look at how gay weddings combine somethings old and new.

Episode sources:

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Topics in this Podcast: lgbt, weddings, civil rights, celebrations, same-sex marriage, marriage