Episcopal Church in America Opts for Gender-Neutral Wording in Marriage Ceremonies

The Episcopal Church in America (TEC), which approves of same-sex marriage, is now dropping the words “husband,” “wife” and “procreation” from its marriage ceremonies to be even more LGBT friendly.

“The union of husband and wife”will be replaced with “the union of two people” and “for the procreation of children” will be changed to “for the gift of children” to reflect desires by same-sex couples to adopt.

While the British Anglican LGBT advocacy group One Body One Faith called the gender-neutral move “courageous, just, and Christ-like,” Church of England Secretary General William Nye had warned TEC in October that it would cut ties with TEC if the changes were adopted.

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