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Presbyterian Assembly: Gay Marriage is Christian

RELIGION | By Rachel Zoll and Jeff Karoub | Jun 20
The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has voted by large margins to recognize same-sex marriage as Christian in the church constitution, adding language that marriage can be the union of "two people," not just "a man and a woman."

Presbyterian Pastors Can Preside At Gay Marriages

The largest Presbyterian denomination in the U.S. will allow pastors to preside at gay weddings in states that recognize same-sex marriage.

U.S. Presbyterians Narrowly Reject Same-Sex Marriage

RELIGION | By Rachel Zoll | Jul 8
The U.S. branch of the Presbyterian Church, a major Protestant denomination, narrowly rejected revising redefining marriage to include LGBT parishioners at a synod in Pittsburgh.

Presbyterian Churches Ignore SF Minister’s Censure

Representatives of dozens of West Coast Presbyterian churches are defying their denomination’s highest court by refusing to censure a retired minister who married same-sex couples in 2008.

Presbyterian Church in Wis. to Ordain 1st Openly Gay Minister

RELIGION | By Dinesh Ramde | Oct 9
More than two decades after Scott Anderson told his California congregation that he was gay and therefore must resign as its pastor, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) is preparing to welcome him back with mostly open arms.

Mexican Presbyterians Break with U.S. Over Gays

Presbyterians in Mexico are breaking ties with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) because of differences over homosexuality.

Presbyterians Drop Anti-Gay Policy Barring GLBT Clerics

RELIGION | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 10
American people of faith celebrated another milestone on July 10, when the Presbyterian Church (USA) officially eradicated an anti-gay policy barring openly gay and lesbian clerics.

LGBT People of Faith See Some Light

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Mar 4
Anglican bishops on both sides of the issue of gay clergy have come together to discuss the issue, while a Presbyterian church trial has cleared a gay pastor who married his same-sex spouse in California in 2008.

Presbyterian leaders approve gay clergy policy

NATIONAL | By Patrick Condon | Jul 9
Presbyterian leaders voted Thursday to allow non-celibate gays in committed relationships to serve as clergy, approving the first of two policy changes that could make their church one of the most gay-friendly major Christian denominations in the U.S.

Openly Gay Man to be Ordained as Presbyterian Minister

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 24
Last year, the Presbyterian church upheld a 1996 policy that requires gay clergy to be celibate, and disqualifies gays living family lives with same-sex partners from ordination. But the country’s largest presbytery has voted to ordain an openly gay, partnered candidate.

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