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Presbyterian General Assembly votes to allow same-sex marriage
Presbyterian General Assembly votes to allow same-sex marriage

The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church USA has voted to recognize same-sex marriage in its church constitution. The amendment, approved 429-175 by the Presbyterian General Assembly meeting in Detroit, would add language that marriage can be the union of "two people," not just "a man and a woman." It requires approval from a majority of the 172 regional presbyteries, which will vote on the change over the next year.  Also Thursday, the assembly passed a separate measure that will take effect this weekend, voting 371-238 to allow ministers to preside over gay weddings in states where such unions are legal. Nineteen states and the District of Columbia...

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