weeks-long struggle with City Hall, a historic church in
Massachusetts has finally been given the go-ahead to unveil
a 34-foot banner supporting same-sex marriage. Last
month Quincy's Historical District Commission rejected
the United First Parish Church's application to
display the banner, saying it would create what
commissioners called a "circus atmosphere."
But the gay newspaper Bay Windows
reported that city officials dropped their objections
after receiving a letter from the American Civil
Liberties Union and the church struck a deal with the
city's building department, agreeing to hang the giant
banner for 60 days instead of the 90 originally
requested. On Wednesday the Historical District
Commission fell in line and gave its formal approval.
The banner, which reads, "People of Faith for
Marriage Equality," will be up by the end of this week
and will be dedicated after church services on Sunday.
(Sirius OutQ News)