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Bill Permitting Cantors to Perform Marriages Favorably Reported

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(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

A favorable outlook concerning the movement being carried on in behalf of cantors to of authorize them to perform marriage ceremonies developed when the Legislative Committee on Legal Affairs voted to report favorably to the Massachusetts General Assembly at the State House the bill authorizing such marriage ceremonies.

Upon the suggestion of Senator Edward T. Simoneau of Marlbor, chairman of the commitee. he bill will be amended so as to validate marriage already performed by cantors. Ex-Representative Bernard Ginsburg of Dorchester explained that the bill is necessary because of a flaw in the present law. Cantors have performed marriages in Massachusetts for many years until recently when it was found that under the state law only a rabbi may perform the cermoney. which the pending legislation seeks to correct.

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