Marriage Equality

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March 22, 2014

[Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan press release] As Christians and leaders in the Episcopal Church, we applaud Judge [Bernard A.] Friedman’s decision to overturn Michigan’s ban on equal marriage as a step on the right side of history.

As the case of DeBoer v. Snyder continues to...

November 25, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh] Bishop Dorsey McConnell has granted permission for clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh to bless same-sex relationships. In a Nov. 25 pastoral letter, McConnell announced that the decision of whether or not to bless same-sex relationships may be made...

November 6, 2013

[Diocese of Chicago] The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, sent this letter to his diocese earlier this evening when  marriage equality legislation passed the Illinois General Assembly:

November 5, 2013

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

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October 20, 2013

[Episcopal News Service]  Same-sex couples in the state of New Jersey began getting married shortly after midnight Oct. 21 after the state’s Supreme Court released to postponed enactment of a lower court’s ruling.

Diocese of Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith said on Oct. 18 shortly after the...

August 4, 2013

[Episcopal News Service] The 12 Episcopalians given the task of exploring the “biblical, theological, historical, liturgical and canonical dimensions of marriage” and marriage’s “changing societal and cultural norms and legal structures” began their first face-to-face meeting July 29 by...

August 4, 2013

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Task Force on the Study of Marriage has issued the following report.

At the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in 2012, Resolution A050 called for a Task Force on the Study of Marriage to be...

July 5, 2013

[Diocese of Northern Indiana] “Celebrations of marriage equality, court rulings continue across church,” the ENS headline of July 1 reads.  “From Los Angeles to New York,” the article tells us, “worshippers gathered across the church to celebrate in very public and very personal ways, after the...

July 1, 2013

[Diocese of Long Island press release] On June 26, as the Supreme Court of our Nation has ruled the Defense of Marriage Act as being unconstitutional, the clergy and people of the diocese embraced and celebrated the reality of full marriage equality for all God’s people while at the same time...

June 30, 2013

Episcopal Diocese of New York Bishop Andrew M.L. Dietsche holds up a sign while riding a float during New York’s Pride Parade. His wife, Margaret, is at his left. Photo: Sharon Sheridan/Episcopal News Service

[Episcopal News Service] Steve Price’s white...

June 28, 2013

[Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut press release] We give thanks for the recognition of state and federal law enacted by the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act.  In Connecticut that means that all married couples will have the same status before the...

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