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Officials with the church specified what should not occur during any ceremony until the ban on same-sex marriage is lifted, clarifying, “[The] service will avoid vows, rings, a public pronouncement of marriage, and language of covenant-making.”

Public officials in the political arena are also taking a stand in support of gay marriage, including former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who announced her support of the institution on Monday.

Clinton made the announcement in an online video released Monday morning by the gay rights advocacy group Human Rights Campaign. She says in the six-minute video that gays and lesbians are “full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship.”

“That includes marriage,” she says, adding that she backs gay marriage both “personally and as a matter of policy and law.”

Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman also voiced his support of same-sex marriage, after learning about the sexual orientation of his son.

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