Dioceses in the Scottish Episcopal Church overwhelmingly vote to allow provision for equal marriage

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The Scottish Episcopal Church has been holding its diocesan synods, and voting on proposals that would allow for some clergy to perform marriages for same-sex couples. The proposals would change Canon 31 of the Scottish Episcopal Church, and will face a final vote at the General Synod, to be held this July.

Bishop of Grantham comes out as gay and in a relationship (Updated)

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Bishop Nicholas fully understands, and lives by, the House of Bishops’ guidance on issues in human sexuality. For me, and for those who assisted in his appointment, the fact that Bishop Nicholas is gay is not, and has never been, a determining factor.”

Some CofE churches consider new synod to oppose marriage equality

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Representatives of less than a dozen congregations are due to gather in Tunbridge Wells this week to discuss how they will uphold traditional teaching. They have no immediate plan to break away from the church but are forming “embryonic” structures in case the church continues to move in what they consider to be a liberal direction.

VP Biden officiating at same sex civil marriage riles Roman Catholic prelates

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Monday, 1 AUG, Vice President Joe Biden officiated at a civil marriage for two men. The Vice President & Dr Biden hosted the wedding in their government provided Washington DC residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory. A few days after the Vice President officiated at the wedding, three US bishops wrote a blog piece condemning his action.

Primate of Canada says he can’t stop marriage equality

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Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, says he understands why some bishops have chosen to go ahead with the solemnization of same-sex marriages, even though the marriage canon (church law) cannot be officially changed until it is voted on again at General Synod 2019.