An archdiocesan official says it was simply the end of a temporary assignment, but the woman who was snubbed is relieved.
Approved by various Episcopal bodies at the church's General Convention, both measures require further action.
Internet search engine Google launched "Legalize Love," a campaign that shows its support of same-sex marriage,
Arizona governor Jan Brewer is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that provides domestic-partner benefits to same-sex spouses of state employees.
Texas Governor Rick Perry has commended 650 members of the Texas A&M community who organized a human shield to block Westboro Baptist Church antigay protesters at the funeral of Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale.