Saturday, August 25, 2018

Millennial Voices: Same-Sex Marriage in the Church

From PBS-

On July 12, 2018, after four days of deliberation, clergy members of the Episcopal Church voted to adopt a new resolution on same-sex marriage.

Resolution B012 was drafted and adopted at the 79th Episcopal General Convention as a compromise on what was already dubbed the ‘Compromise Resolution’ on same-sex marriage. Its passing lifted regional restrictions on same-sex marriage, letting individual clergy and their congregations decide whether to perform same-sex ceremonies.

Same-sex marriage has been federally legal since June of 2015, when the United States Supreme Court made its historic 5-4 ruling, declaring it a fundamental right. For the United States’ mainline Christian Churches, however, the struggle for marriage equality continues. This summer, I aided To the Contrary in the production of a documentary, premiering in October 2018, that will illuminate this struggle; its successes, failures, and what’s next for America’s mainline Churches and their LGBTQ members. If you can’t wait until October, here’s a preview.

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