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News: World

Fri 9 Jul, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


The surprise vote to shelve the marriage issue at the Presbyterian general assembly late Thursday passed by a slim margin of 51 percent

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Presbyterian leaders have decided not to redefine marriage in their church constitution to include same-sex couples — for now.

The surprise vote to shelve the marriage issue at the Presbyterian general assembly late Thursday passed by a slim margin of 51 percent.

The vote means that the definition of marriage will remain as between a man and a woman for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). But church leaders still could take up the issue Friday if enough delegates agree.



If not, the matter could be shelved for at least the next two years.

Earlier Thursday, delegates had voted to allow non-celibate gays in committed relationships to serve as clergy. That vote won't become the law of the church unless it's approved by ratification votes of a majority of the 173 U.S. presbyteries.

Source: AP

 

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