Episcopalians Vote To Allow Ministers To Officiate Same-Sex ‘Weddings’

Members of the Episcopalian House of Bishops and House of Deputies voted overwhelmingly this week to allow ministers to officiate same-sex “weddings” and to eliminate the terms “husband and wife” from the denominational rules on marriage. The vote occurred on Tuesday and Wednesday in Salt Lake City during the General Convention, with the House of Bishops voting 129-26 to approve the changes and the House of Deputies following the next day with a vote of 173-27. The changes, however, did not come without debate, as some Episcopalian leaders opined that the move was timely considering last week’s Supreme Court ruling, and others expressing concerns about infidelity to Christ and His design for marriage.

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