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Corporation Counsel Debates if Cantors Can Bind Couples

Assistant Corporation Counsel H. Broadman Epstein will hand down early next week a decision on the question whether cantors and sextons may perform marriage ceremonies, it was announced yesterday following a secret session with a delegation of cantors at the Municipal building.

The question was raised by the Department of Health several weeks ago. The present rule states that rabbis and cantors may perform marriage ceremonies. The Corporation Counsel was asked to consider whether the cantors should be included with the rabbis.

During the last few days, Epstein has received representatives from the rabbis, sextons and cantors.