Auckland Synod rejects gay marriage: Anglican Ink, September 7, 2013 September 8, 2013Posted by geoconger in Anglican Church of Aotearoa New Zealand & Polynesia, Anglican Ink, Marriage.
Tags: Diocese of Auckland, gay marriage, Ross Bay
Lay delegates to the Auckland Synod have blocked the diocese from moving forward with gay marriages.
On 7 September 2013 delegates to the 54th meeting of the diocesan synod split over Motion 6, which would have begun the process towards gay marriage by changing the canons and creating same-sex marriage liturgies.
The bishop and assistant bishop gave their assent to the motion, while the clergy voted 80 in favor, 44 opposed and 4 abstained. However in the lay order the motion failed to break the 50 percent threshold. While 72 delegates voted in favor, 65 were opposed and 8 abstained – giving 73 “no” votes.
Read it all in Anglican Ink.