Huron says yes to same-sex blessings
May 26, 2008 -- London, Ontario
The diocese of Huron’s annual synod, or governing convention, voted on May 26 to ask the bishop to give clergy permission to bless same-sex marriages.
The margin in favour was 72 per cent in both clergy and lay houses (97 clergy in favour, 36 against; 227 lay people in favour, 87 against).
Bishop Bruce Howe, the diocesan bishop, said he “gave concurrence” to the motion based on the percentage in favour but he added he intended to consult with other bishops before acting on the vote.