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  • Bishops Sign Amici Curiae Briefs

    Episcopal Bishops Sign Amici Curiae Briefs in Support of Civil Marriage Equality More than two dozen Episcopal bishops have filed two briefs in the United States Supreme Court supporting civil marriage equality for same-sex couples. The bishops are from dioceses in California, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Washington, and the District of Columbia. Pacific Church News from the Diocese of California reports: At the invitation of the Rt.

  • Task Force on the Study of Marriage

    Presiding Bishop, President of House of Deputies Announce 12-Member Task Force on the Study of Marriage by The Episcopal Church, Office of Public Affairs  Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings have announced the 12 members of the church’s new Task Force on the Study of Marriage. Approved at the 77th General Convention in July 2012, Resolution A050 called for the creation of a task force of “theologians,...

  • Talking Snakes and Traditional Marriage

    by the Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Kaeton for Episcopal Cafe What makes a marriage Christian?

  • CA Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

    By Pat McCaughan, Episcopal News Service Gay marriage supporters rejoiced Feb. 7 after an appellate court ruled California’s controversial Proposition 8, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional. “Today’s 9th Circuit Court decision is not just a victory for gay and lesbian couples in California – it is a victory for all Americans who believe that the “liberty and justice for all” in the pledge we teach our children really means ALL,” according to an email statemen...

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