The romance of Italy — Egham, Surrey. How did this happen and what can we do about it? Retrieved 4 October Within the Church of Ireland there is a wide spectrum of opinion. The resolution is a compromise of an earlier proposal that would have put the new marriage liturgies in the Book of Common Prayer. Mary Cathedral in Glasgow has offered blessings for civil partnerships. In Marchthe Church declared itself in full communion with the Anglican Church in North Americaa denomination formed by American and Canadian Anglicans who opposed their national churches' actions with regard to homosexuality and equality.
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Anglican Church votes in favor of same-sex marriage
The Church of England. The Church in Wales has taken steps toward allowing same-sex marriages and blessing rites for same-sex unions. She was consecrated on 15 May In the Seventeenth Session of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia inthe synod passed a motion recognising "that the doctrine of our church, in line with traditional Christian teaching, is that marriage is an exclusive and lifelong union of a man and a woman, and further, recognises that this has been the subject of several General Synod resolutions over the past fifteen years". Activists who pushed the denomination to fully embrace same-sex marriage are calling the resolution a step in a positive direction.
Although the Church of Ireland does not currently offer marriage or blessing rites, the guidelines allow priests to offer pastoral prayers on behalf of the newly married couples. To begin with, Anglican clergy are not actually free to marry same-sex couples, should they wish to do so. Retrieved 5 December Archived from the original on 28 June But the proposals have received support from elsewhere in the English church, with more than members including Alan Wilson, the bishop of Buckingham, signing an open letter distancing themselves from Mr Nye's statements.