Scottish Episcopal Church is First Christian Church in UK to Allow Same-Sex Marriages

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The Scottish Episcopal Church has voted to allow gay couples to marry in church ceremonies making it the first Christian church in the UK to do so, the BBC reports:

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.

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