Wednesday, June 26, 2013 7 PM
Special Service in Response to the Supreme Court Rulings on Marriage Equality
The Supreme Court announced rulings in two cases critical to LGBT equality on June 26, 2013, and Washington National Cathedral opened its doors to the LGBT community and its allies for a prayerful response.
Dean Gary Hall and the Cathedral have resolved to continue their advocacy until all God’s children enjoy equal citizenship. As a means of keeping this commitment, a special service in response to the Supreme Court rulings was held at the National Cathedral on Wednesday, June 26.
To help provide perspective on this momentous day and its implications, the Cathedral invited all LGBT families and supporters to attend a special evening service of reflection and hope on the day of the rulings, June 26, at 7 pm. By coming together at this time and at this place, friends of the LGBT community were able to celebrate its progress, and work through complex feelings about the path ahead, with a reminder of God’s abiding love.
St. Paul wrote that “hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen?” (Romans 8:24). The Cathedral adds its hopes to those of faith communities across the nation for the continued increase of compassion and equality.