First Same-Sex Wedding in Anglican church takes place in the UK

The first same-sex Anglican wedding in a church in the UK took place earlier this month.

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Peter Matthews and Alistair Dinnie made history when they were married at St John’s Church, run by the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC), The Times Scotland reported.

In June, the SEC voted to amend canon law and allow same-sex couples to be married in church during the church’s General Synod in Edinburgh, a move which is expected to attract “consequences” at next week’s meeting of the Anglican Communion.

The move made it the first branch of the Anglican faith in the UK to allow same-sex marriage and was welcomed by equal rights campaigners.

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