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April 10, 2013
[Church of England -- Press Release] The Church of England’s view of the long-established meaning of marriage has been outlined in a new report – “Men and Women in Marriage” – published this week by the Church’s Faith and Order Commission. The publication (attached) includes a foreword from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York which commends the document...
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January 19, 2013
[Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island] A statement by Bishop Knisely, sent this morning to all active Episcopal clergy in Rhode Island, with a cover letter that reiterates: “As your Bishop I respect and honor your right to disagree with me. A key part of what it means to be a member of the Episcopal Church is that, as long as we all agree that we believe Jesus Christ is our Lord and...
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March 12, 2012
[Episcopal News Service] La Comisión Permanente sobre Liturgia y Música (SCLM, por su sigla en inglés) de la Iglesia Episcopal ha dado a conocer fragmentos de su informe: “Yo te bendeciré y tú serás una bendición: materiales para la bendición de personas del mismo sexo”, que incluye el texto del rito de bendición que...
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March 8, 2012
— Updated at 10:00 a.m. March 9, 2012 to include dates of House of Deputies online discussion and other details. [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music has released excerpts from its “I Will Bless You, and You Will Be a Blessing: Resources for Blessing Same-Gender Relationships,” report, including the text of its proposed...
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March 1, 2012
[Episcopal News Service] Two of Maryland’s three Episcopal bishops said March 1 that they will allow diocesan clergy to solemnize same-gender marriages in that state when a marriage equality law signed that day goes into effect. Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed the Civil Marriage Protection Act that he brought to the state legislature last year. The law will almost certainly...
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February 16, 2012
[Episcopal News Service] The bishops of both the Episcopal dioceses of Olympia and Spokane will make provisions for their clergy to operate within the state of Washington’s new same-gender marriage law. Governor Christine Gregoire signed legislation into law Feb. 13. The law takes effect in June. Opponents of the statute have vowed to seek its repeal through a ballot measure in November...
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February 10, 2012
[Episcopal News Service] Los partidarios del matrimonio de los homosexuales manifestaron su regocijo el 7 de febrero luego de que un tribunal de apelaciones dictaminó que la controversial Proposición 8 de California, que definía el matrimonio como [la unión] entre un hombre y una mujer, era inconstitucional. “El dictamen de hoy del Tribunal del 9º. ...
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February 7, 2012
Gay marriage advocates cheer during a rally moments before hearing the news of the Proposition 8 over-ruling outside the Ninth Circuit Courthouse in San Francisco, California, on Feb. 7. Photo/REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach. [Episcopal News Service] Gay marriage supporters rejoiced Feb. 7 after an appellate court ruled California’s controversial Proposition 8, which defined marriage as between...