U.S. Episcopal Church assembly votes to enable clergy to perform same-sex marriages
- Episcopal leaders overwhelmingly voted in favor of the change to gender-neutral language from “man and woman” in its marriage canon.
- The vote does not compel clergy to perform same-sex marriages, only allows for their doing so without repercussion.
- The Episcopal Church joins the United Church of Christ and the Presbyterian Church in allowing all of its clergy to perform marriages regardless of partners’ gender.
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