After decades of debate and division, the US Episcopal Church this week said overwhelmingly that gays and lesbians are eligible to become bishops or serve in any other ordained ministry of the church.
Episcopalians will debate a proposal that would allow churches to conduct same-sex weddings in the six states that have legalized gay marriage. Most mainline denominations don't officially allow same-sex weddings. But the changing legal situation is adding new pressure.
The presiding bishop of the U.S. Episcopal Church says the worldwide Anglican Communion is holding together despite deep divisions over homosexuality interpretation of Scripture.
Read more of Kim Lawton's interview at the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury with Bishop Tom Shaw of Massachusetts.
Read more of Kim Lawton's interview at the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury with Episcopal Bishop Eugene Sutton of Maryland.
Read more of Kim Lawton's interview at the Lambeth Conference with Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire.
Read more of Kim Lawton's interview in Canterbury at the Lambeth Conference with Episcopal Bishop Mark Lawrence of South Carolina.
Same-sex unions, as well as the consecration of gay bishops, are among the most contentious issues facing the worldwide Anglican Communion at the Lambeth Conference in England this week.
Six-hundred-and-fifty bishops of the worldwide Anglican Communion assembled in Canterbury, England this week for the Lambeth Conference, a three-week-long meeting that's held just once every decade.