Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Episcopal church approves provisional rite for same-sex unions
The House of Deputies for the Episcopal Church approved a provisional rite for same-sex unions, and is already said to be the largest denomination body to do so.
The measure passed with 78% of the lay order and 76% of the clergy.
In 2003, the Church had dealt with the issue of recognizing gay clergy with the ordination of Gene Robinson, at the convention in Minneapolis (the film “Love Free or Die” on the movies blog, May 7, 2012).
Becky Bretau has the story on MSNBC and USNews here.