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TODAY in Princeton History, the first same sex marriage was held in Princeton Chapel

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Yep, April 26, 1997, Mike Beer *95 and Jason Rudy ’97 became the first same-sex couple to marry in Princeton University Chapel.

Amen (& Cheers) to that!

Given that same sex marriage was not yet legal and Mr. Beer and Mr. Rudy were atheists, there was quite a bit of commotion on campus about this ceremony …… we’re just glad it all worked out and LOOK HOW FAR WE’VE COME TODAY!