PC(USA) Marriage Amendment Passes

03-24-2015 by

L. Scanlon
Re-posted with permission from the Presbyterian Outlook.

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has voted to take a momentous step in favor of marriage equality.

As of March 17, a proposed amendment to change the definition of Christian marriage in the PC(USA)’s constitution has won enough votes to pass. The new language, which will take effect June 21 (a year after the close of the 2014 General Assembly and after all the presbyteries have voted), will define Christian marriage in the denomination’s Directory for Worship as involving “two people, traditionally a man and a woman” – a departure from the current language of Christian marriage being between “a man and a woman.”

Read more at Presbyterian Outlook