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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JCF said...

The catch, per always w/ the PCUSA, is approval by the presbyteries.

Ann Erdman said...

A major milestone! It has all really been an inch at a time, hasn't it?! Onward!

Unknown said...

Wow-another rapidly shrinking, middle-class, middle-aged and middle-brow 95% White denomination votes on something 90% couldn't care less about.
Another reason to stay atheist.