Presbyterian Churches Debate Same-Sex Unions

July 24, 2000

Source: St. Petersburg Times

On July 24, 2000, the St. Petersburg Times published an article about two Presbyterian churches in the area and their debate over whether same-sex unions should be blessed by the church. "Last year Northeast Presbyterian filed a formal complaint in the Tampa Bay Presbytery against Good Samaritan for performing same-sex union ceremonies. The motion eventually made its way to the 212th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, which took place last month in Long Beach, Calif." By a narrow vote, the General Assembly voted to "send a proposed constitutional amendment to its 173 presbyteries that would prohibit same-sex union ceremonies in the Presbyterian Church."