Episcopal Church approves same-sex blessing service
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 11:07AM
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By Michael Pearson, CNN - July 10, 2012

(CNN) – Episcopal priests will be allowed to conduct services blessing same-sex relationships under a policy approved Tuesday at the church's national convention in Indianapolis.

The convention's House of Bishops approved the provisional policy 111-41 with three abstentions Monday, clearing it for consideration by the House of Deputies, which approved it Tuesday evening.

The policy was approved in the House of Deputies, following more than an hour of debate, by 78% of the voting lay members and by 76% of clergy. [Read Full Story]

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