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denied communion for denouncing marriage ban

Lesbian couple
denied communion for denouncing marriage ban

A Wyoming lesbian couple has been denied communion at the church they have attended for almost a decade, partially because they have publicly opposed a bill that would bar the state from recognizing same-sex marriages.

When the Wyoming legislature considered a bill that would deny marriage to same-sex couples, Leah Vader and Lynne Huskinson denounced the bill, saying that it amounted to discrimination.

The Associated Press reports that the pair, who were married in Canada two years ago, received a letter from the Reverend Cliff Jacobson of St. Matthew's Church in Gillette, Wyo. The letter said that they would be denied communion in part because of their public position on the bill.

Vader told the Associated Press that the pastor's rejection is an act of discrimination and that the news is more difficult to cope with particularly before Easter. (The Advocate)

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