The US Presbyterian Church Votes to Allow Gay Marriage

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It has been an ongoing debate for over three decades, but members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) have voted for marriage equality. The change in the definition of marriage came after all 171 regional bodies voted to change the constitution to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples. It will no longer read as a union between “a man and a woman” but to “two people, traditionally a man and a woman.”

The Presbyterian Church in the USA has 1.8 million members, though it has lost more conservative members because of a 2011 vote that allowed openly gay men and women to be ordained. [NYT]

 

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