The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) passed a measure Tuesday evening allowing openly gay men and women in same-sex relationships to be ordained as clergy, the Huffington Post reports.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) presence in Wheaton includes , and .
The church's general assembly voted on the amendment to the Book of Order last summer, but needed the approval of a majority of the church's regional bodies, according to the Huffington Post article. The ruling also applied to deacons and church elders.
The church released a statement on the latest vote Tuesday evening.
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