Presbyterian Church General Assembly votes to allow same-sex marriage

Presbyterian Church General Assembly votes to allow same-sex marriage

The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has taken major steps toward recognizing gay marriage.

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church voted Thursday in favor of redefining Christian marriage in the church constitution as the union of “two people” instead of “a man and a woman.”

Over the next year, a majority of the 172 regional Presbyteries must approve the constitutional change for it take effect.

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