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Blessing Same-Gender Relationships

The following dioceses have official, written policies allowing the blessing of same-gender relationships:

  1. Arkansas [PDF]
  2. Bethlehem
  3. California [PDF]
  4. Connecticut
  5. Delaware
  6. El Camino Real [PDF]
  7. Hawai'i* [PDF]
  8. Long Island
  9. Los Angeles--Service for the Sacramental Blessing of a Life-Long Covenant [PDF] & Questions and Answers [PDF]
  10. Maryland*
  11. Massachusetts*
  12. Nevada
  13. New Hampshire [Microsoft Word]
  14. North Carolina
  15. San Diego*
  16. Southern Ohio* [PDF, scroll to bottom of page 8]
  17. Utah
  18. Vermont*
  19. Washington—Guidelines for Blessings [PDF] & Order of Service [PDF]

*Policy change since passage of D056 during General Convention 2009

A number of other bishops either explicitly or implicitly allow the clergy of their diocese to bless same-sex unions, but do not have official, written policies.  Contact your local Integrity chapter or diocesan network for referrals.

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