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Asbury United Methodist Church is one of the oldest black churches in Washington and last night dozens of religious leaders packed the congregations wooden pews. They were there to support the Districts proposal to let same-sex couples marry.
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Asbury United Methodist Church is one of the oldest black churches in Washington and last night dozens of religious leaders packed the congregations wooden pews. They were there to support the Districts proposal to let same-sex couples marry.

As the D.C. Council prepares to vote on legislation to allow same-sex marriage, a broad coalition of clergy members are rallying to support the measure. Asbury United Methodist Church is one of the oldest black churches in Washington and last night dozens of religious leaders packed the congregations wooden pews. They were there to support the Districts proposal to let same-sex couples marry.

As Robert Hardies, Reverend at the Unitarian All Souls Church pointed out from the pulpit, the group represents nearly every faith and background. They're known as D.C. Clergy United For Marriage Equality. Nearly 200 strong, the group wants to debunk the myth that the city's religious leaders are all lined up against gay marriage. The next public hearing on the same-sex marriage bill is scheduled for Monday at the Wilson Building.

Patrick Madden reports...

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