Anglican Church Votes Against Performing Same-Sex Marriages

The Anglican Church of Canada has once again voted against performing same-sex marriages.

At their general assembly in Vancouver on Friday night, delegates voted against the motion.

As per the rules of the church, motions are to be passed by a two-thirds majority from its three groups of delegates. The laity, clergy, and bishops make up the groups of delegates.

In the past, the church had taken steps toward accepting homosexuality.

On 30 September 2012, the Bishop of Saskatoon ordained as deacon a person who is civilly married to a person of the same sex.

Also in 2012, the Diocese of Montreal ordained two openly gay and partnered men to the priesthood.

Also in 2016, the Diocese of Toronto elected the first openly gay and partnered bishop.