Presbyterians vote to allow same-sex marriage

Posted at 7:41 AM, Jun 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-20 07:41:13-04

(CNN) — The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted Thursday to allow pastors to marry same-sex couples in states where it is legal, the church said on its Twitter account.

According to More Light Presbyterians, a group that supports gay rights, the change would only become church law if approved by a majority of 172 local presbyteries.

“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 at More Light Presbyterians, said in a statement.

“We will keep praying that the majority of our 172 presbyteries will confirm that all loving couples can turn to their churches when they are ready to be married.”

™ & © 2014 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.