Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thirteen Episcopal Bishops join Amici Brief Supporting Lesbian Couple’s Bid to Marry

By David W. Virtue
June 19, 2014

Thirteen bishops of the Episcopal Church have joined an amici curiae brief filed with the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in support of a lesbian couple’s bid to be married.

“Eliminating discrimination in civil marriage will not impinge upon religious doctrine or practice,” the brief says. “All religions would remain free — as they are today with nineteen states and the District of Columbia permitting same-sex couples to marry — to define religious marriage any way they choose.”

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