Presbyterians vote to allow gay marriage


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Commissioners and advisory delegates broke out into small groups to discuss marriage and Middle East issues during the 221st Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly in Detroit, Mich., on June 19. In a 76-24 percent vote, the assembly moved to allow its clergy to perform same-sex unions in states where gay marriage is legal.

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(RNS) Gay rights activists within the church rejoiced at their victory, which was remarkable for its lopsidedness after multiple years of razor-thin defeats.