Another University Allows Same-Sex Marriages

Duke has joined Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, and Emory in permitting same-sex "marriages" in its chapel. The North Carolina university announced its decision to allow its famous Gothic Chapel to be used for the services based on a recommendation from faculty, staff, students, and trustees.

Duke is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, which prohibits same-sex ceremonies, but the chapel is nondenominational. The ceremonies will be limited to students, staff, alumni, and faculty. Unitarians, United Church of Christ members, and some Baptists have said they want to conduct same-sex ceremonies there.