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Hamilton-Wenham moves graduation from Gordon College

In response to a petition by Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School seniors, the school will conduct this year's graduation ceremony on its own campus and not at the chapel at nearby Gordon College in Wenham. At a meeting held earlier this month, the Hamilton-Wenham School Committee voted, 4-2, in favor of the request made by students unhappy with Gordon's stance on gay rights. That position was highlighted last year when college president Michael Lindsay was among religious leaders seeking a religious exemption from a presidential executive order prohibiting employment discrimination for sexual orientation and gender identity.

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