Marriage Equality

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June 4, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 4 that the state of Colorado violated a baker’s rights when its Civil Rights Commission said that he had to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

Colorado courts had upheld the commission’s finding that baker Jack Phillips’...

May 14, 2018

[Anglican CommuionNews Service] There is “little appetite” in parishes to continue discussing human sexuality, the House of Bishops of the Church of Ireland has said, in a statement in which the stress that the province’s marriage service “remains unchanged and marriage may be solemnized only...

May 8, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Synod of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia passed a resolution May 9 that would allow churches in New Zealand to bless same sex relationships.

The resolution explicitly states that there should be no change to “the Church’s...

April 3, 2018

“Liturgical Resources 1: I Will Bless You, and You Will Be a Blessing” was one of the rites General Convention authorized in 2015 for trial use. Photo: Church Publishing Inc.

[Episcopal News Service] On June 26, 2015, when a U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalized...

April 3, 2018

General Convention’s Task Force on the Study of Marriage is proposing a number of changes and additions to the Book of Common Prayer’s marriage rites and definitions, as well as finding ways to minister to those who live in monogamous relationships outside of marriage....

January 25, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] A change in the law to allow the names of couples’ mothers to be included in the official registers of marriages in England and Wales is a step closer after a Church of England bishop successfully steered a bill through its second reading in the House of Lords...

January 21, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] A working group established by the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia is recommending that bishops should be able to decide whether to authorize a service of blessing for same gender couples, using provisions already within the province’s...

November 14, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] Australia’s Parliament has begun the process of legalizing same-sex marriage after a resounding “yes” to the proposal in a plebiscite. Just under 80 percent of eligible voters participated in the voluntary postal vote, with 61.6 percent voting in favor. Within...

October 30, 2017

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry has joined the leaders of other major religious groups in signing an Amicus Brief in support of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission in the United States Supreme Court Case Masterpiece...

October 3, 2017

El obispo primado Michael Curry ofrece las oraciones de apertura por Nevada durante el oficio de Vísperas en la catedral de Cantórbery el 2 de octubre. Foto ACNS

[Episcopal News Service, Cantórbery – Inglaterra] El obispo primado Michael Curry participa con la...

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