US Presbyterian Church Embraces GLBT Inclusive Definition Of Marriage

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Following years of intense debate, America’s largest Presbyterian denomination has announced a change to its constitution that allows for a more inclusive definition of marriage.

The Huffington Post reports that the US Presbyterian Church has just reached the majority it needed to approve a change in it’s constitution to include GLBT inclusive marriage.

About 71 percent of church leaders approved the change during a general assembly meeting last June. The church had been waiting for a majority of its 172 Presbyteries, or regional bodies, to approve the measure one by one. On Tuesday, this majority was reached, with 86 Presbyteries handing in decisions to support same-sex marriage within the church.

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Article | Levi Joule.

 

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