While the votes are not officially tallied and updated yet, the presbyteries of the PC(USA) have voted to approve a change to the Book of Order that allows, but does not require, teaching elders and congregations to perform same-sex marriages.
You can view a video from the Stated Clerk of the PC(USA), Rev. Gradye Parsons regarding this vote.
You may also visit the PC(USA)’s webpage on marriage.
For official vote tallies, please visit this page and download the PDF.
For unofficial vote tallies related to marriage, you can check out the Covenant Network’s page. (This is not the official vote tally and the Covenant Network of Presbyterians has been vocal in their support of this amendment.)
This vote reminds us that we are called to be of one spirit, but not necessarily one mind. As the Charleston-Atlantic Presbytery, we understand that our members have different points of view on this issue. We, therefore, join with those who celebrate this development and we also join with those who mourn this change. We challenge every member, and every one who seeks God, to love each other, to be gentle and kind, and to remember Paul’s words: “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom. 8:38-39).