David Bains, a religion professor at Samford University in Alabama who has researched and written extensively about the cathedral, said the church's leaders have worked for years to balance serving their congregation in the nation's capital, where gay marriage has been legal since 2009, and being a beacon for Episcopalians across the country.
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