Marriage Equality

Articles

March 2, 2004

President George W. Bush's endorsement of a proposed Federal Marriage Amendment banning same-sex marriage has generated a call for restraint and continued conversation from the Presiding Bishop and other Episcopal bishops, while advocacy organizations within the Episcopal Church lined up for...

August 7, 2003

While liturgies blessing same-sex unions are celebrated in some parts of the Episcopal Church, the church is not ready to authorize creating common liturgies for such services, General Convention has decided.

In a vote by orders, with 58 lay deputations and 62 clergy deputations of 108...

August 2, 2003

The cognate committee on Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music offered a compromise resolution Sunday on preparing rites for same-sex blessings that would allow for local option.

The new resolution, which combines resolutions C005, B007, C022 and C051, directs the Standing Committee on Liturgy...

August 2, 2003

While most members of the Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music cognate committee voted to approve a substitute resolution calling for the development of rites for same-sex unions for possible inclusion in Enriching Our Worship, the Rev. Kendall Harmon, deputy of the Diocese of South Carolina, intends...

August 1, 2003

As the Gene Robinson consent is introduced to the House of Deputies Sunday, the convention’s other high-profile issue — same-sex unions — could be headed to the House of Bishops as early as Monday.

The Committee on Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music met in executive session following an hour...

June 1, 2003

WORKING TO BUILD respect and reconciliation with one another and within the wider church, Episcopalians with differing views on liturgical blessings for same-gender unions joined a "national conversation" convened May 7-11 by Los Angeles Bishop J. Jon Bruno.

The presenters, addressing 70...

June 1, 2003

Summer is upon us, so the minds preparing for church conventions naturally turn to sex -- or, more specifically, to the decades-long debate about the church and homosexuality.

 

I first became involved in this debate in 1991, when the Rev. Todd Wetzel invited me to work with...

May 27, 2003

In the end, Deacon Fred Glass said, Alabama's late Gov. George Wallace had something more to say than "Segregation now! Segregation tomorrow! Segregation forever!" during his years of virulent opposition to the civil rights of black Americans.

Glass's words were addressed to some 70...

May 14, 2003

People who are gay or lesbian must be welcomed by the church without reservation, say two former bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The denomination should make every effort to find a way to do so without causing division among its members, they added.

The Rev...

April 16, 2003

A report prepared for the Church of the Province of South Africa (CPSA), released this month, cites examples of same-sex unions in traditional indigenous African societies and the South African constitution's sexual orientation non-discrimination clause in arguing for a new approach by the...

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