WASHINGTON (AP) — Churches that have already embraced same-sex marriage are celebrating the Supreme Court’s ruling that legalizes same-sex marriages, including the National Cathedral.

The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the cathedral, says the court’s decision was a “momentous step forward” toward marriage equality. But he says discrimination remains against gays and lesbians.

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Hall says the faith community has much work to do to end discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

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The Episcopal cathedral began celebrating same-sex marriages in 2013 under Hall’s direction.

The cathedral dean says his faith led him to understand that both same-sex and heterosexual couples are equal in the eyes of God and deserve the same rights and privileges. Hall says sexual orientation is part of human identity.

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