[size=3]Church backs gay rights by calling off weddings[/size]
New Haven’s St. Thomas Episcopal Church will not perform any marriage ceremonies in order to voice their support of gay marriage, the church announced late last week.
In the wake of the decision, the church, led by Fr. Michael Ray, has received national media attention, but, following an administrative meeting Monday night, officials at St. Thomas have declined to comment further on the church’s new policy. The vestry voted 10-1 in favor of placing a moratorium on all marriages in response to the Episcopal Church’s existing ban on gay marriages, the New Haven Register reported Sunday.