Click here for directions to the diocesan office. As of Advent I, , all clergy in Southern Virginia may use the trial rites for marriage — including same-gender marriage - without permission from the office of the Bishop. The normal diocesan requirements for marriage after divorce will continue to apply as before. For obvious pastoral reasons, it is recommended that all clergy continue be diligent in their efforts to hold thoughtful theological conversations about same-gender marriage with parish leadership — especially if the use of such rites has not yet been introduced to the parish. As has always been the case, parish clergy with primary authority rector, priest in charge, etc. In other words, no clergy person in the Episcopal Church is obliged to perform any particular marriage.
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I read that quote years ago and it has remained with me since. We cannot wait for others to do the work. Over the past few years, while significant progress has been made, we have taken a few steps backward, but this should serve as a reminder that rights can be taken away as quickly as they were acknowledged. Just look at how national leadership has attacked the transgender community.
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