Law and religion round-up – 30th May

Church of Scotland: same-sex marriages

On Monday, the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, meeting virtually, voted by 320 to 217 in favour of an Overture to allow its ministers and deacons in Scotland (but not in the Presbytery of England)  to solemnize same-sex marriages. The proposal will be sent down to Presbyteries under the Barrier Act and they will have until 31 December 2021 to respond. If a majority of Presbyteries approves the Overture, the General Assembly will return to the matter in 2022. More here.

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