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Church of England Backs Plans to Bless Gay Couples, Considering Gender-Neutral Pronouns for God

The Church of England voted Thursday to officially endorse plans for priests to offer prayers of blessing for same-sex couples, even as one church body is set to launch a project that could rethink using “gendered language” for God.

Members of the Church of England’s General Synod approved plans to allow same-sex couples who have been joined in a civil marriage or civil partnership to come to church services and “receive God’s blessing,” according to a church statement.

The vote — which tallied 36 bishops in favor, four opposed and two abstained — also included language calling for the church to “lament and repent” for what officials said was “the failure of the Church” to welcome LGBT-identified people and for “harm” LGBT communities “have experienced  —  and continue to experience — in churches.”

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