Marriage Equality

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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,...

June 6, 2010

How General Synod delegates may discuss the place of gays and lesbians in the Anglican Church of Canada could more closely resemble the Zulu concept of "indaba" than the wild and wooly debating style found in the House of Commons.

The process was introduced in a 90-minute session at...

March 23, 2010

Published at 07:20 p.m. EDT, this story updates an earlier version to add comments from the meeting's news conference.

The Episcopal Church's House of Bishops, concluding its six-day retreat meeting at Camp Allen in Navasota, Texas, has posted a draft of the long-awaited 95-page report...

March 4, 2010

One day after same-gender marriage became legal in the District of Columbia, Diocese of Washington Bishop John Chane said March 4 that Episcopal Church priests in the nation's capital may preside at those marriages. "Through the grace of Holy Baptism, there are no second class members of the...

March 3, 2010

The House of Lords, the upper chamber of the U.K. Parliament, agreed March 2 to amend the Equality Bill so that religious organizations could decide to hold civil partnership ceremonies in places of worship. The bill, intended to form the basis of anti-discrimination law in the U.K., still...

January 11, 2010

There is "general pessimism" among bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada church's upcoming General Synod in Halifax this June.

According to a recent Anglican Journal report, this is one of the many observations recently made by two pastoral visitors from the United Kingdom who were...

January 10, 2010

A friend recently told me about a wedding she attended that began with the bride and groom issuing a lengthy apology for entering an institution that continues to be so unjust for gays and women (the bride was a prominent feminist). It didn't exactly make for a very upbeat wedding, we agreed,...

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