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Gay marriage a step closer in Scotland

Hattie Williams

by Hattie Williams

Posted: 17 Mar 2017 @ 12:04

SIX of the seven diocesan synods of the Scottish Episcopal Church have voted in favour of a proposal to amend canon law to allow clerics to conduct marriages for same-sex couples in church, it was confirmed this week. Only the diocesan synod of Aberdeen & Orkney voted against the change.

A first reading of the motion to remove from Canon 31 the doctrinal statement that marriage is to be understood as a union “of one man and one woman” was passed by the Church’s General Synod, last ...

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