Scottish church takes first step to gay marriage

The Scottish Episcopal Church on Friday became the first Anglican Church branch in Britain to take a step towards allowing gay marriage in church. A gathering of church leaders in Edinburgh voted that a change to remove from its laws the definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman should be sent for discussion to the church’s seven dioceses. In January, the Anglican church on Thursday said it had suspended the US Episcopal Church for three years after it approved ceremonies for same-sex marriages.

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