House of Deputies president on DOMA, Prop 8 rulings

Posted Jun 26, 2013

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release]  The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies of The Episcopal Church, issued this statement in response to the United States Supreme Court’s rulings that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and that same-sex marriage can resume in California:

“I join with millions of Christians across the country in celebrating today’s Supreme Court rulings that extend equal protection under federal law to all marriages and allow marriage equality to resume in California. We are moving ever closer to civil laws that recognize the God-given dignity and equality of our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender sisters and brothers.

“Today’s rulings will allow more people of all faiths to see what we in the Episcopal Church have seen for decades:  Same-sex couples and their families are evidence of the goodness of God’s creation. They bless our congregations and communities immeasurably, and we have all learned from their steadfast love for one another and the evidence of God’s goodness that they show us.

“We are not done yet. We will not be done until the laws of the entire land and the whole church of God recognize the dignity of every human being and the equality of all faithful couples. Today, however, we are closer to the justice God calls us to seek.”


Comments (5)

  1. Janet Chisholm says:

    Thank you for your voice and leadership on this important human right!

  2. Donna-Mae Siderius says:

    Thank you, Gay for your continued incredible leadership.

  3. Joseph F Foster says:

    The leadership and many followers of the denomination once known as the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America has chosen the path of wickedness, evil, and perversion.

  4. Richard Bidwell says:

    Thank you for your leadership and thank you for your words of inclusion. These words from Romans were read at Mass this morning. “Let us therefore no longer pass judgement on one another, but resolve instead to never put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of another.”

  5. Heather Land says:

    As our Brothers and Sisters come forward to ask to have a Marriage ceremony in their church, how will we answer them? Will they have a Marriage with a J.P., then come to their churches for a Blessing
    Let us move on quickly to a revised version of the marriage ceremony so that all may be included.

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