Thursday, June 19, 2014
BREAKING: Presbyterian Church votes to allow same-sex marriage
Detroit— The U.S. Presbyterian Church’s highest council Thursday voted to sanction same-sex marriage. The issue was among several considered during the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s 221st General Assembly, held at the Cobo Convention Center in downtown Detroit. The convention began June 14 and runs through Saturday.
The assembly approved an amendment to the church constitution that would redefine marriage as between “two people” instead of “a man and a woman.” It also approved allowing its ministers to perform marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples in states where same-sex marriages are legal.
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