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Today, California will begin performing same-sex unions for any residents of the United States, but the unions will not be legal in all other states.

On May 15, California’s Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples can marry. The window of opportunity could close in November, however, when a constitutional amendment could limit “marriage” to only a male and female couple.

And, across the pond, the the Sunday Telegraph reports: Male priests marry in Anglican church’s first gay ‘wedding’.

    An Anglican church has held a homosexual “wedding” for the first time in a move that will deepen the rift between liberals and traditionalists, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose. Two male priests exchanged vows and rings in a ceremony that was conducted using one of the church’s most traditional wedding rites–a decision seen as blasphemous by conservatives.

    The ceremony broke Church of England guidelines and was carried out last month in defiance of the Bishop of London, in whose diocese it took place. News of the “wedding” emerged days before a crucial summit of the Anglican Church’s conservative bishops and archbishops, who are threatening to split the worldwide Church over the issue of homosexual clergy.

This is the latest development in the debate over homosexuality that threatens to divide the 80 million-member Anglican communion which includes the U. S. Episcopal Church.

In 2003, the Episcopal Church consecrated its first openly gay bishop, V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, bringing the church to the point of a split. Several U. S. congregations have broken ties with this country’s leadership and joined more conservative Anglican groups in Afrca.

So, some thoughts on homosexuality and same-sex unions:

Why is God so bent out of shape by homosexuality?

How does marriage differ from same-sex unions?

Is there a “civil” compromise on “unions”?