Monday, June 13, 2016

Scottish Episcopal church leaps towards allowing gay marriage

From The Guardian-

Scottish Anglicans have taken a historic step toward allowing same-sex marriage, in a move that puts them on a collision course with other Anglican churches across the world.

The Scottish Episcopal church voted on Friday by 97 to 51, with three abstentions, to remove a clause in its canon law that states that marriage is a union of a man and a woman. Before the change can be enacted, it must win a two-thirds majority in a second vote next year.

If it passes, same-sex couples will be able to marry in a church service conducted by Scottish clergy. A conscience clause, however, will allow individual clergy to opt out of conducting same-sex marriages.

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