New York bishops authorize clergy to perform gay weddings

 

New York bishops authorize clergy to perform gay weddings

Author: 

George Conger

New York Bishop Mark S. Sisk on 19 July 2012  sent a letter via email to the clergy of the Diocese giving permission for them to officiate at same-sex marriages both in a religious capacity and as agents of New York State, commencing September 1, 2012. He wrote the letter, which contains a complete explanation of his reasons for making the change in policy, after consultation with, and with the full support of Bishop Coadjutor Andrew M. L. Dietsche and Assistant Bishop Andrew D. Smith.
Change in Policy Regarding Same-Sex Marriages