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December 8, 2011

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music has released educational materials and other information surrounding its plan to ask General Convention to authorize a three-year trial use of its proposed rite for blessing same-gender unions.

The...

December 6, 2011

[Scottish Episcopal Church] The Scottish Episcopal Church has today submitted its response to the Scottish Government’s consultation document on the registration of civil partnerships and same sex marriage through the Faith and Order Board of its General Synod.

In submitting its response...

November 17, 2011

As legislators in Uganda prepare to re-open debate on a bill that would harshly punish homosexuals, a church leader who campaigns for gay rights has renewed his call for tolerance and compassion.

Christopher Ssenyonjo, former Anglican bishop of West Buganda diocese, said in an Nov. 18...

November 3, 2011

Same-sex couples will be allowed to hold civil partnership ceremonies in houses of worship in England and Wales, Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone announced in the U.K. Parliament on Nov. 2.

"The government is advancing equality for LGB (lesbian, gay, bisexual) people and ensuring...

September 6, 2011

The Auckland Diocesan Synod in New Zealand has decided that people in same-sex relationships should not be excluded from ordination.

After a debate lasting much of Sept. 3, synod agreed that sexual orientation should not be an impediment to ordination or any other offices in the church...

August 17, 2011

Australian-American folk-rock artist Jennifer Knapp observes, "Sometimes you have to let go of everything to be able to come back." And come back she has.

The Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter has returned after a seven-year hiatus from her life as a chart-topping...

July 21, 2011

When the State of New York begins to allow same-gender marriages on July 24, priests in four of the six Episcopal Church dioceses may solemnize those marriages.

The bishops of the dioceses of Central New York , Long Island, Rochester and Western New York have announced that priests there...

July 12, 2011

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has decided to set up a commission to study and summarize its findings on whether openly gay and lesbian people should be ordained as Anglican priests.

The commission is expected to complete its work and report to the church's...

July 7, 2011

Praising the Obama administration for upholding human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) persons in domestic and international contexts, Diocese of Los Angeles Bishop Suffragan Mary D. Glasspool attended a June 29 White House reception and policy briefing in honor of LGBT...

June 20, 2011

The Church of England has issued a set of "legal guidelines" that pave the way for openly gay clergy to become bishops -- so long as they are and promise to remain celibate. Details of the internal report, titled "Choosing Bishops," were carried by Christian Today, an independent London-based...

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