Scottish Episcopal Church approves gay marriage – BBC News

The Scottish Episcopal Church has voted to allow gay couples to marry in church.

The vote to amend canon law on marriage, removing the stipulation that it is between a man and a woman, was carried by the Synod in Edinburgh.

It means that gay Christians from any Anglican Church can now ask to be married in a Scottish Anglican Church.

Clergy who wish to officiate at gay marriages will have to “opt-in”.

The church said this meant that those who disagreed with gay marriage would be protected and not have to act against their conscience.

Source:  – BBC News

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