Marriage Equality

Marriage Equality

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July 7, 2011

Praising the Obama administration for upholding human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) persons in domestic and international contexts, Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop Suffragan Mary D. Glasspool attended a June 29 White House reception and policy briefing in honor of LGBT...

March 20, 2011

Nearly 200 members of the Episcopal Church House of Deputies left a historic March 18-19 churchwide consultation on same-gender blessings here promising to tell their colleagues and their dioceses about the work they did in preparation for the 2012 General Convention.

The Standing...

March 17, 2011

In a historic meeting, nearly 200 Episcopal Church General Convention deputies gathered here March 18 to begin a churchwide consultation on same-gender blessings.

The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music invited one lay and one clergy deputy from each of the church's 109 dioceses and...

October 20, 2010

Defeating Proposition 8, the California voter-approved ban on gay marriage, is more than a legal issue; it's also a matter of faith, Bishop Diocesan J. Jon Bruno of the Diocese of Los Angeles told an Oct. 20 gathering of interfaith leaders at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul.

Bruno,...

October 19, 2010

Ministering in the "middle of this cauldron of multicultural activity" that is Harvard Square, the Rev. Joseph Robinson, rector of Christ Church Cambridge in the Diocese of Massachusetts says he wants to be able to welcome everyone, including same-gender couples who want their relationships...

October 18, 2010

Parishes and priests not on board with the openness of the Diocese of Montreal and its bishop to the blessing of same-gender unions may get access in the new year to spiritual guidance from a bishop more in tune with their views.

Bishop Barry Clarke told delegates to the annual diocesan...

October 11, 2010

When the District of Columbia legalized gay marriage earlier this year, Erwin de Leon and the Rev. John Beddingfield tied the knot "knowing full well it's very limited," de Leon said during a recent telephone interview.

The federal government doesn't recognize gay marriage. So when his...

August 4, 2010

Episcopalians joined thousands of Californians at celebratory rallies and prayer vigils Aug. 4 after a federal judge overturned as unconstitutional Proposition 8, the state's voter-approved ban on gay marriage.

U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker in San Francisco ruled Aug. 4 that...

July 20, 2010

Bishop Jim Mathes of San Diego has sent a letter to clergy of the diocese approving a process to celebrate same-gender blessings. "I want to underscore this is really about providing pastoral latitude to the clergy in appropriate situations, and that the context in which we do this is our...

June 11, 2010

General Synod 2010 did not approve the so-called local option that would allow dioceses to grant same-sex blessings. Neither did it take a legislative decision on the matter.

It did, however, recognize that local option has been exercised by some and may be taken by others in future,...

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