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Wednesday, 04 July 2018 22:48

The Church of Scotland should allow ministers to perform same-sex weddings

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The church of Scotland will allow ministers to perform LGBT weddings.

Church members passed Reverend Bryan Kerr's motion with 345 votes against 370 during the general assembly.

This motion calls for a new law to be established to allow ministers to conduct same-sex marriages.

Scotland legalized non-religious marriage equality in 2014. Two years later, the church voted to allow ministers to perform same-sex marriages. On the other hand, there was some reluctance from ministers who didn't wish to conduct these ceremonies.

As a result, an amendment has been added. But the procedure takes a lot of time. The members of the church of Scotland only meet once a year.

Now the proposed law has to be reviewed by the legal questions committee of the General Assembly, which has two years to respond to the vote.

A final report is expected for 2021.

The church of Scotland is on track to allow religious same-sex marriages but we will have to be patient.

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