In a monumental move, the nation’s largest Presbyterian denomination voted Thursday to change its definition of marriage and allow its pastors to officiate same-sex ceremonies in states where gay marriage is legal.

By a vote of 429-175, leaders of the 1.76 million-member Presbyterian Church (USA) voted during the biennial General Assembly in Detroit to change the denomination’s Book of Order to describe marriage as being between “two people.”

The decision opens a path toward gay marriage across the denomination’s 10,000 churches.


3 thoughts on “Presbyterian Church Votes To Allow Gay Marriages

  1. I’m glad but cynical about this- it will forever be impossible for all Christians to accept gay people. It’s just not what the Bible teaches.


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