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Presbyterian Church approves same-sex marriage

June 20, 2014

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA), one of the United States’ leading Protestant denominations, has voted to allow its pastors to perform “any such marriage they believe the Holy Spirit calls then to perform, where legal by state law.”

The motion, which passed by a 61%-39% margin, takes effect immediately.

By a 71%-29% margin, the assembly also recommended that the church’s Book of Order be amended to describe marriage as a “unique commitment between two people, traditionally a man and a woman.” This change will go into effect when it approved by the majority of the church’s presbyteries.


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  • Posted by: nix898049 - Jun. 24, 2014 6:18 PM ET USA

    So now Protestants believe the Spouse of Our Lady 'calls' people to participate in intrinsic evil. Keep praying those rosaries of reparation.

  • Posted by: meegan2136289 - Jun. 21, 2014 10:57 AM ET USA

    I get that some are upset because a church calling itself Christian is teaching a definition of marriage that is in opposition to what Christ taught about marriage. But the good news is that surely this will mean more faithful people coming into the Catholic Church soon.

  • Posted by: Gregory108 - Jun. 21, 2014 6:38 AM ET USA

    Protestants gave up Tradition. They gave up the Priesthood. They gave up the Sacraments. They gave up Apostolic Succession. But at least they kept Scripture. Now they've given up Scripture. Not much left except personal opinion masquerading as religion.