Rites: I Take Thee, Baby

The bride wore nothing. Neither did the groom or, for that matter, the officiating cleric, a minister of the religious-diploma mill known as the Universal Life Church, Inc. (TIME, Feb.

21). The ceremony was as stark as the apparel. Dropping a stick before the cou ple, the pastor pronounced the legal essentials in mod vernacular: "You're married, as long as you dig it."

For all its bizarre exhibitionism last month's wedding of Carol Lee Garrett and James J. Kimmel in a hippie commune near Novato, Calif., was indicative, if not exactly typical, of...

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