Articles tagged marriage

Primates Meet, Confusion Ensues

When the cloud of confusion created by the most recent meeting of the primates of the Anglican Communion had dissipated, not a great deal had changed. The Anglican Communion is still intact, the Episcopal Church is still a full member, and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, Deputy Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine, and Bishop Ian Douglas are…
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Deputy votes provide for same-sex marriage in the Episcopal Church

The House of Deputies on Wednesday made marriage equality a reality in the Episcopal Church by concurring with the House of Bishops’ action on resolutions that change the canons on marriage and approve two marriage liturgies for trial use. Together the measures permit same-sex couples to be married in the Episcopal Church, beginning on the…
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House of Bishops passes key marriage resolutions

The House of Bishops on Monday approved two liturgies for trial use that will permit same-sex couples to be married in the Episcopal Church, beginning on the first Sunday of Advent of this year. Their action came just days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples can now be married in all 50…
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Deputies debate marriage canons

In the fourth of a series of viewpoint essays, Alternate Deputy Susan Russell of Los Angeles and Deputy Bruce Robison of Pittsburgh debate A036, a resolution to change the marriage canons.

Marriage committee hears first testimony

General Convention got its first look at what direction deputies and bishops may wish to take on the issue of marriage equality during a hearing June 24 by the Special Legislative Committee on Marriage. The committee, made up of deputies and bishops, heard testimony on four resolutions assigned to it, but most of the comments…
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“Looking forward to the whole thing”: General Convention opens in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY, June 22—The 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church technically begins on Thursday, but deputies, bishops, exhibitors and other interested parties are already pouring into the hotels surrounding the Salt Palace Convention Center, where convention will be in session until July 3. While the convention is a legislative gathering—and the legislative agenda…
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