Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Dundee cathedral hosts historic same-sex marriage

From Scotland-

A historic moment in the movement to have same-sex marriages recognised in church took place in St Paul’s Cathedral in Dundee.

Paul Hastie and Steven Gray were married in Dundee’s registry office, before the first ever service of blessing was held in the cathedral on Saturday.

The day was an important one for the Scottish Episcopal Church, which has not yet agreed to solemnise same-sex marriages but is considering changing its rule stating a marriage has to be between “one man and one woman”.

Conducting the service, the Very Rev Jeremy Auld said: “Sadly at this point in the law we cannot yet marry them here but we can give them the Church’s blessing on their marriage and I’m really pleased to do this.

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