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Presbyterian Church Votes to Allow Openly Gay and Lesbian Clergy

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) passed a historic measure Tuesday evening allowing openly gay men and women to ordained as clergy.

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 , ย andย .

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.

To read the entire Huffington Post article, click here.

Tammy Hirsch May 12, 2011 at 01:49 PM
Hooray for the Presbyterians!

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