Shuck and Jive

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Not Guilty!!

Rev. Jane Spahr did not violate PC(USA) law by performing marriages for two lesbian couples, the GAPJC has ruled. Here are the news articles:

Lexington Herald Leader

Contra Costa Times

Louisville Courier-Journal


PC(USA) News

The text of the verdict

4 comments:

  1. There is hope in spite of the IRD.

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  2. I think my favorite line from the verdict is that you can't punish someone for performing same-sex marrieages while at the same time maintaining that there is no such thing as a same-sex marriage.

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  3. The IRD is but a zit.

    "I think my favorite line from the verdict is that you can't punish someone for performing same-sex marriages while at the same time maintaining that there is no such thing as a same-sex marriage."

    It seems that we could have figured that out before going to all of this trouble.

    I think a question might be if a Presbyterian Minister can sign a marriage license for a same-gender couple in Massachusetts and be OK with the PCUSA. This must have happened by now.

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  4. "I think a question might be if a Presbyterian Minister can sign a marriage license for a same-gender couple in Massachusetts and be OK with the PCUSA. This must have happened by now."

    It definitely sounds to me like it doesn't matter, because the definition of marriage they're using is the Book of Order's definition (one man, one woman) not the State's definition.

    This decision is hil.ar.e.us

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