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Priest who presided over gay wedding reinstated

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BOSTON (WHDH) - The Methodist minister from Pennsylvania who had been defrocked for presiding over his son's same-sex wedding has now been reinstated.

Frank Schaefer had his credentials restored by his church in central Pennsylvania Tuesday.

A committee ruled in Schaefer's favor after hearing his appeal Friday.

He had been defrocked in December for performing his son's wedding in Massachusetts seven years ago.
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