Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Anniston Episcopal churches face decisions on same-sex marriage

From Alabama-

One night last month, 28 people circled in a room at Anniston’s Grace Episcopal Church, sharing what the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 decision to legalize same-sex marriage meant to them.

They represented the local chapter of PFLAG, the national LGBT support group. For more than 10 years, Grace Episcopal has opened its doors to the chapter. And at its monthly meeting in July, many of those gathered cried and described a feeling of validation.

Further extending that validation within Grace Episcopal, as well as other Episcopal churches across Alabama, remains an uncertain proposition.

At its General Convention at the beginning of July, the U.S. Episcopal Church voted overwhelmingly to allow same-sex marriage in the church.

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