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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"Judge Orders Colorado Bakery to Cater for Same-Sex Weddings" by Liz Fields. Dec. 07, 2013. ABC News. http://abcnews.go.com/US/judge-orders-colorado-bakery-cater-sex-weddings/story?id=21136505

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"Survey: LGBT Couples Adopt Some Wedding Traditions, Invent Others" by Sunnivie Brydum. June 28, 2013. The Advocate. http://www.advocate.com/society/marriage-equality/2013/06/28/poll-lgbt-couples-adopt-some-wedding-traditions-invent-others

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