After a vote, the Church of Scotland may become the first national British church to allow ministers to marry gay and lesbian parishioners. The motion was voted upon this week and passed 345-170, and Reverend Bryan Kerr may be called upon by the general assembly to draft the new laws.
Rev Tom Gordon became one of the most outspoken proponents of the law after he said before the vote: “I have two daughters, both of whom are married. I have one gay daughter in a same-sex marriage. When my older daughter got married she had a choice – to ask me to conduct her service as a minister or for me to walk her down the aisle as her dad. But when my younger daughter got married, she had no such choice. Give people a choice: allow their marriage to be conducted by a minister. With God’s blessing.”