Presbyterian general assembly shelves same-sex marriage issue, votes in favor of gay clergy change

According to an Associated Press report: "Presbyterian leaders voted Thursday to allow noncelibate gays in committed relationships to serve as clergy," but also voted later that day to shelve a proposed redifinition of marriage that would have included same-sex couples.

A majority of the church’s regional presbyteries would have to approve the change in clergy policy for it to go into effect.

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