Marriage Equality

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November 5, 2008

Bishop Michael Bird of the Diocese of Niagara on November 6 said he intends to follow in the footsteps of two other bishops in the Anglican Church of Canada who have informed their synods about their intention to develop a rite that would allow the blessing of same-gender couples who have been...

October 27, 2008

After this week's discussions with bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada, Bishop Barry Clarke of Montreal plans to launch a process to work out a rite for blessing same-sex couples in the diocese who have been married in civil ceremonies.

 

In an opening statement October 24 to...

October 26, 2008

The bishop of Ottawa wants to open the door to same-sex blessings in his diocese and will ask permission from the Canadian House of Bishops at its meeting October 27-31.

 

"It is important that I honor the collegiality of the Canadian house," said Bishop John Chapman at the...

September 10, 2008

Bishops of the six dioceses in the state of California issued a joint statement on September 10 calling for defeat of Proposition Eight, a ballot initiative approved for inclusion in the November 4 election that would amend the state constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and...

June 18, 2008

The Rev. Dr. Mel White and Gary Nixon, cofounders of the LGBT activist organization Soulforce, were married on June 18 at All Saints Church in Pasadena, California, where they met and fell in love 27 years ago.

The ceremony, both joyful and tearful, was the first same-gender wedding...

June 15, 2008

Two gay clergymen who had their partnership blessed in a London church and the priest who led the ceremony have received both criticism and praise for the move which conservatives say is at odds with the Church of England's policies and more progressive Anglicans believe is long overdue.

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October 29, 2007

A priest in the Anglican Church of Canada's Diocese of Ontario has been disciplined and had his license to marry canceled after officiating at the wedding of a same-gender couple last August in a church in rural Ontario, where he is the incumbent.

 

The Rev. Michael Bury, rector...

October 22, 2007

The annual synod of the Anglican Diocese of Montreal has become the second to urge its bishop to allow clergy to bless previously solemnized civil marriages between same-gender couples.

Montreal Bishop Barry Clarke, who himself concurred in the October 19 vote, told reporters afterwards...

October 17, 2007

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, said he believes that "due process was followed" by the Diocese of Ottawa when a majority of its synod members approved on October 13 a motion asking its bishop to allow local parishes to bless civil marriages between same-gender...

October 14, 2007

The synod of the Diocese of Ottawa, by an overwhelming vote of 177 to 97, October 13 approved a motion requesting its bishop to allow clergy "whose conscience permits, to bless duly solemnized and registered civil marriages between same-sex couples, where at least one party is baptized" and to...

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