Gary Lyon, left, of Leechburg, Pa., and Bill Samford of Hawley, Pa., celebrate after a June 19 vote allowing Presbyterian pastors discretion in marrying same-sex couples at the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church at Cobo Hall in Detroit. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved redefining marriage in the church constitution Tuesday to include a “commitment between two people,” becoming the largest Protestant group to formally recognize gay marriage as Christian and allow same-sex weddings in every congregation.
Gary Lyon, left, of Leechburg, Pa., and Bill Samford of Hawley, Pa., celebrate after a June 19 vote allowing Presbyterian pastors discretion in marrying same-sex couples at the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church at Cobo Hall in Detroit. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved redefining marriage in the church constitution Tuesday to include a “commitment between two people,” becoming the largest Protestant group to formally recognize gay marriage as Christian and allow same-sex weddings in every congregation. David Guralnick Detroit News/AP file
Gary Lyon, left, of Leechburg, Pa., and Bill Samford of Hawley, Pa., celebrate after a June 19 vote allowing Presbyterian pastors discretion in marrying same-sex couples at the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church at Cobo Hall in Detroit. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved redefining marriage in the church constitution Tuesday to include a “commitment between two people,” becoming the largest Protestant group to formally recognize gay marriage as Christian and allow same-sex weddings in every congregation. David Guralnick Detroit News/AP file

Presbyterians approve gay marriage in church constitution

March 17, 2015 09:25 PM

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