Marriage Equality

Marriage Equality


Total votes: 7
June 8, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church has voted in favor of allowing gay couples to marry in church. The vote means that the Church’s canon law will be changed – to remove the definition that marriage is between a man and a woman. It means that gay...

Total votes: 27
May 4, 2017

[Anglican Journal] Eight same-sex couples have been married in three Anglican Church of Canada dioceses, ahead of General Synod 2019, when a resolution to allow same-sex marriages will be presented for final approval.

Since General Synod 2016 approved – on first reading – a proposed...

Total votes: 33
April 11, 2017

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Episcopal Church Task Force on the Study of Marriage has issued the following progress report:

The Task Force on the Study of Marriage, meeting March 27-30 in Linthicum Heights, Maryland, continued its work as directed by the 2015 General...

Total votes: 45
April 7, 2017

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music is inviting Episcopalians to complete an online survey here  as part of its effort to gather data on the church’s response to two marriage liturgies that were authorized for trial use at the...

Total votes: 10
February 17, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written to members of the General Synod of the Church of England setting out the next steps following this week’s vote at Synod not to “take note” of a report on marriage and same-sex relationships.

“First, we...

Total votes: 4
February 16, 2017

[Episcopal News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby issued the following statement Feb. 15 after the General Synod’s vote “not to take note” of a report by the House of Bishops on marriage and same-sex relationships:

No person is a problem, or an issue. People are made in the...

Total votes: 55
February 16, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Resolving issues around human sexuality within the Anglican Communion is like threading a needle – and there is no one solution in sight at present, the secretary general of the Communion has told the Church of England Synod.

Archbishop Josiah Idowu-...

Total votes: 3
February 15, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] A report from the Church of England‘s House of Bishops about marriage and same-sex relationships has received a significant setback in a vote at the General Synod in London. It is an embarrassing symbolic rejection of the bishops’ report which had stated that...

Total votes: 50

The Episcopal Church Task Force on the Study of Marriage has issued the following report:

The Episcopal Church’s Task Force on the Study of Marriage met and reports significant progress.

The Task Force, meeting September 27-29 in Chicago, IL, continued its work as directed by the...

Total votes: 59

The General Convention Task Force on the Study of Marriage has provided the following report and seeks input from Episcopalians on “Dearly Beloved.”

The Task Force is outlined in Resolution A037 available here  

The Task Force report follows.