Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Scottish Episcopal Church votes to allow same-sex couples to be married in church

More on the Scottish Vote- (Starting with The Daily Mail)

The Scottish Episcopal Church today voted to allow same-sex couples to be married in church.
A proposal to amend canon law to permit clerics to conduct weddings for gay couples was backed at the annual meeting of the church's General Synod in Edinburgh.

Under the terms of the vote, clergy who do not wish to preside over same-sex weddings will not be compelled to do so 'against their conscience'.

The historic decision makes the Scottish Episcopal Church the first branch of the Anglican faith in the UK to allow same-sex marriage.

In approving the proposal, church members voted to remove the doctrinal clause which stated that marriage is a 'union of one man and one woman'.
It was replaced with a 'conscience clause' which states: 'In the light of the fact that there are differing understandings of the nature of marriage in this church, no cleric of this church shall be obliged to conduct any marriage against their conscience.'

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