Times: Gay-marriage amendment would exclude religious-school chapels

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by LORNET TURNBULL / The Seattle Times

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Posted on February 8, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Religiously affiliated schools like Gonzaga University and Seattle University would not have to accommodate same-sex weddings in Washington state — and could not be sued for refusing to do so — under legislation the House is set to vote on Wednesday.

The amendment to the same-sex- marriage bill was one of several religious groups were able to push through during debate in the Senate a week ago.

Seattle U.'s president, the Rev. Stephen Sundborg, said the amendment protects "us from having to make our chapels available for same-sex marriages.

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