Gene Robinson

Gene Robinson is an openly gay priest who was elected the Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire in 2013. His ascendance caused a worldwide rupture in the Anglican faith. Some American dioceses affiliated with the Episcopal Church left following Gene Robinson’s consecration in 2004 and aligned themselves with conservative African Anglican churches. Read the latest news and updates about Gene Robinson and the Episcopal Church, which became the largest mainstream Christian denomination in the U.S. to approve of same-sex relationships in July 2012.

The Episcopal Church, the U.S. branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, will be excluded from policy-making roles in the global body for three years.

January 15 2016 9:52 PM

The event went off without incident despite some conservatives' dire predictions.

September 23 2015 11:27 PM

Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church, is divorcing his husband, Mark Andrew.

May 04 2014 2:40 PM

Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, says it was a surprise when President Obama asked him to lead the closing prayer at the event, but a privilege too.

April 15 2014 5:51 PM

A bishop in the Church of England wants gay clergy to come out.

April 03 2014 6:30 AM

The Archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, pleas for respect for LGBT people ahead of his African visit.

January 30 2014 2:27 PM

The actions of some of his followers, such as those who invoke Christianity in opposing ENDA, must embarrass Jesus deeply, says the gay clergyman.

November 08 2013 1:19 PM