Episcopalians Vote To Allow Gay Marriage In Churches

Episcopalians overwhelmingly voted to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples. The moved solidified the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop. The vote took place Wednesday at the Episcopal General Convention in Salt Lake City, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. It passed in the House of Deputies, the voting body of clergy and lay participants at the meeting.