Blessings for same sex unions

Blessings for same sex unions

I personally am grateful to the church for the opportunity to bless same sex unions and I pray for marriage equality in the state of Oregon. I am also mindful that not all will feel comfortable with performing these rites and I want to make it clear that doing so is a decision each clergy person must make for themselves. If you choose not to bless same sex relationships please do find a way to provide generous pastoral support to any who seek this rite.

Linked below is a letter that will update you on the policies and practices that will govern our ministry related to the marriage of same sex couples and the blessing of gay and lesbian couples in lifelong covenant relationships in the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon.

Blessing Permission Letter 2013

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