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Presbyterians to Vote on Gay Marriage and Ordination

Presbyterians to Vote on Gay Marriage and Ordination


Delegates meeting at the national conference of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Minneapolis will vote Thursday on ordaining gays and lesbians, and whether same-sex marriages should be performed in the church. A yes vote would make the church the largest denomination in the country to marry same-sex couples.

According to The Sacramento Bee, earlier this week, "delegates in a committee took steps toward allowing gay marriage when they approved changing the definition of marriage from 'a woman and a man' to 'two people.'"

Another committee approved the ordination of gays and lesbians in the Presbyterian Church.

Now, the resolutions move to the General Assembly for approval, after which they would need to be ratified by regional church leadership, the Bee reports.

A live video feed of the 219th General Assembly is available here. The conference also has a Twitter feed.

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