Church of Scotland to allow same-sex marriage for ministers

A couple hold hands as thousands of people walk through Belfast city centre to city hall at a rally for gay marriage rights on June 13, 2015The Church of Scotland voted Saturday to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages, following years of deliberation. The national church’s general assembly in Edinburgh voted to extend a law passed last May that permits its ministers to be in same-sex civil partnerships. Commissioners in the Kirk, as the church is known in Scotland, voted 339 to 215 to allow ministers to be in same-sex marriages.

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