Florida Bishop: House of Bishops Makes “Technical” Amendment to Gay Marriage Resolution

From mid-way through the General Convention: “Resolution B012 grants same-sex and opposite-sex couples permission to use two trial-use marriage rites as stated in Resolution A054 that passed in the 2015 General Convention. The resolution passed the House of Deputies by an overwhelming margin on Monday, July 9.

But Resolution B012 does provide some relief for bishops who oppose gay marriage. The resolution stipulates that if a bishop does not theologically support same-sex marriage, he or she can request another bishop to give pastoral support to a couple asking for marriage rites, along with clergy and the respective congregation, according to the Episcopal News Service.”