Montreal Anglicans to tackle same-sex unions
Jasmin Legatos , CanWest News Service
d: Friday, October 19, 2007
MONTREAL -- The Montreal branch of the Anglican Church will vote Friday night on whether parishes in the diocese can formally bless same-sex unions, if they so choose.
The vote, which will take place at their annual meeting or synod, comes a week after the Ottawa diocese voted 177 to 97 in favour of a similar motion that asks delegates to vote their conscience.
The result of the vote is only a recommendation and if Montreal Anglicans follow their Ottawa brethren, Bishop Barry Clarke can either choose to accept or reject it.
Earlier this week, Clarke said he had not yet made up his mind about the controversial issue, but that he would be listening to what the 240 voting clergy and lay people present at the synod have to say. the rest