Marriage Equality

Marriage Equality

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August 1, 2003

As the Gene Robinson consent is introduced to the House of Deputies Sunday, the convention’s other high-profile issue — same-sex unions — could be headed to the House of Bishops as early as Monday.

The Committee on Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music met in executive session following an hour...

June 1, 2003

Summer is upon us, so the minds preparing for church conventions naturally turn to sex -- or, more specifically, to the decades-long debate about the church and homosexuality.

 

I first became involved in this debate in 1991, when the Rev. Todd Wetzel invited me to work with...

June 1, 2003

WORKING TO BUILD respect and reconciliation with one another and within the wider church, Episcopalians with differing views on liturgical blessings for same-gender unions joined a "national conversation" convened May 7-11 by Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno.

The presenters, addressing 70...

May 27, 2003

In the end, Deacon Fred Glass said, Alabama's late Gov. George Wallace had something more to say than "Segregation now! Segregation tomorrow! Segregation forever!" during his years of virulent opposition to the civil rights of black Americans.

Glass's words were addressed to some 70...

May 14, 2003

People who are gay or lesbian must be welcomed by the church without reservation, say two former bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The denomination should make every effort to find a way to do so without causing division among its members, they added.

The Rev...

April 16, 2003

A report prepared for the Church of the Province of South Africa (CPSA), released this month, cites examples of same-sex unions in traditional indigenous African societies and the South African constitution's sexual orientation non-discrimination clause in arguing for a new approach by the...

October 22, 2002

The 143rd convention of the Diocese of Kansas narrowly defeated a resolution opposing Bishop William Smalley's policy of blessings for couples outside of marriage in a vote that was characterized by people on both sides of the issue as 'prayerful' and 'grace-filled.'

The convention took...

February 18, 2000

The prospect that Vermont will approve same-sex marriage is exposing a deep rift among the state's religious leaders.

In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, Roman Catholic Bishop Kenneth Angell said, "Today in Vermont the sacredness of marriage and the family as ordered by...

February 18, 2000

Those who were expecting the Commission on Liturgy and Music to drop a bombshell on the highly controversial issue of ordinations of homosexuals and blessing of same-sex relationships are going to be disappointed. The commission's report for July's General Convention urges more dialogue and,...

January 27, 1999

When the Diocese of New Westminster in the Anglican Church of Canada narrowly approved (179 to 170) a resolution calling for the blessing of same-sex unions last spring, Bishop Michael Ingham decided to withhold his consent until after the Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops meeting in...

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