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Oh Canada! and Oh Scotland!

The campaign by a highly competent and organised global lobby group to change the teaching and practice of Anglican Churches about marriage continues apace.

Chris Sugden

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Parliament of Canada, Peace Tower | photo: iStock

In July the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada (ACoC) voted to allow its clergy to solemnise same sex marriage. The vote secured a two-thirds majority among the bishops and laity, but initially failed to secure a two-thirds majority among the clergy by one vote. After a recount, the General Secretary was found to have been counted as non-voting. He had been registered as nonvoting throughout the Synod, but was now found to have a vote. The required majority was thus secured.