Monday, October 24, 2011

Diocese of Connecticut says "We Do" to Marriage Equality

This just in from the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut:

The Resolutions Report posted from Diocesan Convention in Connecticut reports that "We approved a non-binding resolution asking the bishop to permit clergy to officiate at same-sex weddings."

That would be Resolution #6: Permitting the clergy of the Diocese of Connecticut to voluntarily officiate marriages of same sex couples" which read:
RESOLVED: That the 227th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut urges the Bishop of Connecticut to acknowledge that there are people living in same-gender relationships of mutuality and fidelity who want to be married by their clergy; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Bishop of this Diocese may permit the clergy of the Diocese to determine the appropriate generous pastoral response to meet the needs of the members of his or her own local Eucharistic community, including officiating at weddings of same-sex couples and acting as legal agents of the State in signing marriage licenses.
Bravo, Diocese of Connecticut!

1 comment:

Matt from Oregon said...

Excellent work done by the delegates! Integrity-Connecticut deserves a huge pile of congratulations for telling their stories on an excellent You Tube video! Way to go!