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    Entries in Same-Sex Couples (2)

    Tuesday
    Jul102012

    Episcopal Church approves same-sex blessing service

    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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    Thursday
    Jun092011

    US bishop ends ban on blessing of same-sex couples

    Guardian.co.uk - June 9, 2011

    By Riazat Butt

    A bishop in the US Episcopal church has authorised the use of blessings for same-sex couples, breaking a ban on one of the most divisive issues affecting the Anglican communion.

    Chester Talton, from the diocese of San Joaquin, in California, has told clergy they may perform blessings of "same-gender civil marriages, domestic partnerships and relationships which are lifelong committed relationships characterised by fidelity, monogamy, mutual affection and respect [and] careful, honest communication". [Read Full Story]

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