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article imagePresbyterian's General Assembly to consider redefining marriage

By Cynthia Trowbridge     Jul 7, 2010 in World
Minneapolis - As the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) meets this week one important subject they will be looking at is should the church redefine marriage to include same-sex couples and allow the ministers to perform same-sex weddings.
A new moderator was chosen, Cynthia Bolbach, an elder from National Capital Presbytery in Washington from six candidates. The moderator is the top leadership position for the assembly.
According to pcusa.org/news Bolbach was the only one who "expressed unqualified support for same-sex marriage." She said, “Who poses the greatest threat – Larry King, who’s been married seven times, or a gay couple [friends of hers] in Washington, D.C., who have been together for 62 years and who got married two weeks ago?”
In a vote for the further study of "gay marriage" on July 6 the vote was overwhelming to go ahead with the study. A minority voted "only marriage between a man and a woman is ordained by God." If approved there would have to be a change in their constitution that now defines marriage as "between a man and a woman " to read "between two people."
courier-journal.com reports if the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) allows the change they would become the largest denomination in the nation to allow same-sex marriage.
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