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  • Today in the News: Presbyterians vote to allow pastors to perform same-sex marriages

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    The largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States voted Thursday to allow pastors to marry same-sex couples in states where it is legal. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) said the change will become church law if approved by a majority of 172 local presbyteries. In 2012 a similar proposal was narrowly defeated, 338-308.
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    "The Church affirmed all its faithful members today. This vote is an answer to many prayers for the Church to recognize love between committed same-sex couples" — Alex McNeill, executive director of More Light Presbyterians.
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