20 bishops sign minority report on marriage equality

The 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church, in passing Resolutions A036 and A054, has made a significant change in the Church’s understanding of Christian marriage. As bishops of the Church, we must dissent from these actions. We affirm Minority Report #1, which was appended to the text of Resolution A036: The nature, purpose, and […]

La Convención General aprueba la igualdad matrimonial

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] A raíz del dictamen del Tribunal Supremo de EE.UU. el 26 de junio, en el que se legalizaba el matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo para todos los norteamericanos, la Convención General siguió el ejemplo el 1 de julio con cambios canónicos y litúrgicos a fin de ofrecerles […]

Archbishop of Canterbury responds to resolution on marriage

[Lambeth Palace press release] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on June 30 expressed deep concern about the stress for the Anglican Communion following the Episcopal Church House of Bishops’ approval of a resolution to change the definition of marriage in the canons so that any reference to marriage as between a man and a woman […]

Marriage-equality resolutions advance to House of Deputies

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Four days after the U.S. Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land, the House of Bishops approved two new marriage liturgies for trial use and a canonical change to remove references to marriage as being between a man and a woman. The resolutions now move […]

Supreme Court marriage ruling draws applause in Salt Lake City

Decision comes as General Convention debates marriage theology, sacramental rites  

[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] Applause broke out in legislative committee meetings around the Salt Palace Convention Center here when General Convention participants received word about the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling June 26 that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to be married. The ruling came just as Episcopalians began debating the […]

Ruling makes our nation fairer, more loving, and more just

[Episcopal Church House of Deputies] The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies and lead signer of the amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court in March and signed by nearly 2000 religious leaders who support marriage equality, released this statement on today’s Supreme Court ruling: “As we Christians are known […]

Presiding Bishop on Supreme Court’s ruling for marriage equality

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued this statement following today’s Supreme Court ruling: Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude.  It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does […]

Supreme Court cases prelude to marriage debate at General Convention

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians who followed the April 28 U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments on whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to be married were no doubt looking ahead to the implications of the court’s eventual ruling for this summer’s General Convention. The Episcopal Church officially has advocated for equal treatment of lesbian, gay, […]

Marriage task force calls for gender-neutral language in marriage canon

Proposed change would allow clergy to solemnize same-sex unions

[Episcopal News Service] The A050 Task Force on the Study of Marriage is recommending that the 2015 meeting of General Convention authorize Episcopal Church clergy to officiate at same-sex marriages. The task force proposes the change in its just-released Blue Book report by way of a resolution (numbered A036) that would revise Canon I.18 titled “Of […]

Task Force on Study of Marriage presents final report

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Episcopal Church Task Force on the Study of Marriage has presented its final report to the 78th General Convention and to the Church, and for inclusion in Reports to General Convention, commonly referred to as The Blue Book. The 122 page report in English is here. […]