From New Zealand-
Auckland Anglicans have said no to gay marriage - despite church heads being in favour of it.
A motion to press the issue has failed at this weekend's conference, despite both Auckland bishops and a majority of clergy being in favour.
72 members of the synod voted to push for gay marriage, 65 were against and eight abstained.
80 of the clergy support conducting single sex marriages, but with 44 against and four abstentions the motion fell short of a two-thirds majority.
If it had passed the vote would have been the first step towards allowing homosexuals to marry within the Anglican church.
The Auckland clergyman who's been pushing for the Anglican church to conduct gay marriages, says he's not disappointed at losing the vote.
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