UK’s first same sex church weddings in Scotland by autumn (From HeraldScotland)

CHURCH weddings for same-sex couples are expected to be held for the first time in Scotland this autumn in what will be a major milestone for gay rights campaigners across the UK, The Herald understands.

The Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) is expected to become the first major faith to take the unprecedented step within months after the majority of its General Synod backed a motion to officiate gay marriages.

In March, six of the seven diocesan synods of the Scottish Episcopal Church voted in favour of a proposal to amend canon law to allow clerics to conduct marriages for same-sex couples in church. Only the diocesan synod of Aberdeen & Orkney voted against the change.


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