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    CALLED OUT INFORMATION SERVICE Assembly Votes to Ban Same-Sex Unions by Deanna Tiefenthal for That All May Freely Serve
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 1, 2000
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      CALLED OUT INFORMATION SERVICE

      Assembly Votes to Ban Same-Sex Unions
      by Deanna Tiefenthal for That All May Freely Serve
      http://www.tamfs.org/new/ga212/holyUnionVote.asp

      (Long Beach CA, June 30, 2000) -- The 212th General Assembly voted narrowly
      "to prohibit ministers of the Word and Sacrament from performing or
      blessing same-sex unions or ceremonies that emulate marriage ceremonies".
      The vote of 268 to 251 (51% to 48%) came at 9:45 pm after about an hour and
      twenty minutes of debate of the full General Assembly.

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      July 1, 2000
      http://www.nytimes.com/library/national/070100ca-presbyterian-gay.html
      Presbyterians Vote to Ban Clergy From Conducting Unions of Gays
      By GUSTAV NIEBUHR

      LONG BEACH, Calif., June 30 -- In a close vote, the top policy-making body
      of the Presbyterian Church (USA) approved an amendment to the church's
      constitution tonight forbidding ministers from conducting same-sex unions.

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      Within the last year, for example, two ministers within the larger United
      Methodist Church have been brought to trial for violating a law of their
      denomination forbidding same-sex unions. Both were convicted and one was
      defrocked, while the other was suspended from his duties.

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