Book of Discipline uses "soft words" about homosexuality
Apr 06, 2004
The filing of charges against two Unitarian Universalist ministers who performed same-sex marriages in New York state has drawn mixed reaction from religious leaders. Ministers Kay Greenleaf of Poughkeepsie and Dawn Sangrey of Bedford Hills were charged with misdemeanor counts of “solemnizing marriages without licenses” for performing same-sex weddings for 13 couples March 6 in New Paltz.
Though she previously escaped church court proceedings after outing herself to her bishop, a lesbian Methodist minister will stand trial for violating the church’s ban on “self-avowed practicing” gay clergy.