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Episcopal Church allows same-sex marriage in Albany diocese

January 11, 2019 07:14 PM

The Episcopal Church clears the way for same-sex marriages in the Albany Diocese where the bishop had barred them.

Back in November, NewsChannel 13 told you that the Reverend William Love issued a directive barring same-sex marriages in his diocese, saying the church had been "hijacked by the gay rights agenda."

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Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says Love's action "may constitute a canonical offense" and referred his case for possible disciplinary action.

Love is now temporarily forbidden from penalizing clergy, laity or worshippers in the diocese for participating in same-sex marriages.

Church leaders in July passed the same-sex marriage resolution, which gives bishops with theological objections to same-sex marriages the option to have other clergy perform services.


MORE INFORMATION: Bishop Michael Curry’s letter on same-sex marriages

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