Marriage Equality

Marriage Equality

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June 23, 2007

A motion that would have permitted the Anglican Church of Canada to bless same-gender unions was defeated June 24 by members of the Church's General Synod, meeting in Winnipeg.

Motion A187, which passed in the houses of clergy and laity but failed by a narrow margin of two votes in the...

April 30, 2007

Less than two months before General Synod in June, the Primate's Theological Commission, as well as one third of Canadian bishops, 25 theologians and an interest group have issued separate statements distancing themselves from resolutions dealing with the blessing of same-sex unions forwarded...

April 11, 2007

Bishop V. Gene Robinson of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire told a state Senate hearing on civil unions April 10 that legalizing same-gender unions doesn't threaten religion or families.

Robinson was one of more than 300 people who attended the nearly five-hour-long Senate...

March 27, 2007

The Primate's Theological Commission, a group appointed by the Anglican Church of Canada's Primate to consult on theological matters, has released a clarification concerning resolutions on the blessing of same-gender unions approved in early March by the church's governing council.

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March 4, 2007

After a lengthy debate which drew over a dozen speakers plus the introduction and subsequent defeat of two amendments, the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey approved a resolution at its Convention March 3 that "expresses its deepest regret for the pain and anguish suffered by our gay and lesbian...

March 2, 2007

After more than five years of debate, a billoffering same-gender couples the right to enter into "civil unions" in the state of New Jersey went into effect at midnight February 19. New Jersey is the third U.S. state to offer civil unions, after Connecticut and Vermont. Massachusetts permits...

September 29, 2006

Archbishop Terence Finlay, retired bishop of the Anglican diocese of Toronto and metropolitan (senior bishop) of Ontario, has acknowledged he officiated at a same-sex marriage of a lesbian couple in a United Church in Toronto and has expressed the hope that Anglicans would "reflect on this with...

May 25, 2006

Bishop Larry Maze of Arkansas and retired New Jersey Bishop Joe Morris Doss, now living in Louisiana, joined a diverse spectrum of clergy and religious leaders on Capitol Hill May 22 to speak against passage of the so-called “Federal Marriage Amendment” (FMA).

The bishops are part of “...

July 8, 2004

Editor's note: The following independent news article is provided courtesy of Religion News Service. It is distributed here with permission; any reprint must credit RNS. More about RNS is available at: http://www.religionnews.com/.

As the U.S. Senate prepares to take up the Federal...

March 19, 2004

A special session of the Convention of the Diocese of Massachusetts approved a resolution affirming the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s November 2003 ruling on civil marriage for same-gender couples. The convention gathered for its day-long meeting on Saturday, March 13 at Boston...

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