Scottish Church to allow gay marriage in U.K.
The Scottish Episcopal Church became the first Anglican church in the UK to allow the gay marriage in its premises. The law concerning this would be sent to seven dioceses of the Church and once the General Synod is approved, a further voting will take place next year.
This system would not allow Christian gay couples to be married in Scottish Episcopal Church and would remove the doctrinal clause which states that marriage is between a man and a woman and there would be a “conscience clause” for those who would not want to conduct a same-sex marriage.
The Synod voting received support from the majority already with 5 out of 7 bishops voting for it with 69% clergy who considered that this system should be allowed.
Same sex marriage has been legal in Scotland since 2014 but most churches deny conducting such ceremonies.
If passed, it would mean Scottish Episcopals would become the first major church in the UK to marry gay and lesbian couples in church and this would pave the way for the other churches across U.K. to consider the proposal which is been put forth by the members for a while now.