Marriage Equality

Marriage Equality


July 7, 2014

[Episcopal Church in South Carolina] The Right Reverend Charles G. vonRosenberg on July 8 granted permission for priests to bless the committed relationships of same-sex couples in The Episcopal Church in South Carolina.

In authorizing the use of “The Witnessing and Blessing of a...

June 24, 2014

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Task Force on the Study of Marriage has released Dearly Beloved, resources for conversation and discussion.

The following is a report From the Task Force on the Study of Marriage.


June 19, 2014

[Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Assembly news] After clearing a number of procedural hurdles, the 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) agreed to grant pastors discretion in determining whether or not to conduct same-gender marriages in civil jurisdictions where such...

April 7, 2014

[General Synod Communications press release] The [Anglican Church of Canada’s] Commission on the Marriage Canon met for the first time April 3-4 at the offices of the General Synod in Toronto.

The eight commissioners, who come from across Canada and from varied backgrounds, began their...

April 7, 2014

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Task Force on the Study of Marriage has issued the following report:

In its second face to face meeting since being established by the 2012 General Convention of The Episcopal Church, the Task Force on the...

March 23, 2014

[Inclusive Church Press Release] As the first same–sex weddings are set to take place in England, Inclusive Church welcomes this as a significant milestone.

Acknowledging that some Christian churches are perceived to be hostile to the LBGT&I community, Inclusive Church takes this...

March 22, 2014

[Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan press release] As Christians and leaders in the Episcopal Church, we applaud Judge [Bernard A.] Friedman’s decision to overturn Michigan’s ban on equal marriage as a step on the right side of history.

As the case of DeBoer v. Snyder continues to...

November 25, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh] Bishop Dorsey McConnell has granted permission for clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh to bless same-sex relationships. In a Nov. 25 pastoral letter, McConnell announced that the decision of whether or not to bless same-sex relationships may be made...

November 6, 2013

[Diocese of Chicago] The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, sent this letter to his diocese earlier this evening when  marriage equality legislation passed the Illinois General Assembly:

November 5, 2013

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:


October 20, 2013

[Episcopal News Service]  Same-sex couples in the state of New Jersey began getting married shortly after midnight Oct. 21 after the state’s Supreme Court released to postponed enactment of a lower court’s ruling.

Diocese of Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith said on Oct. 18 shortly after the...