Diocesan Policies on Blessings

Diocesan policies on same-sex blessings rite in The Episcopal Church as of February 2013

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Diocese of Maine 04101-3799
Position on Blessings: Yes
Notes: Bishop Lane has authorized marriages using the new Blessing Rite when marriage becomes legally available for same sex couples in Maine - late December or early January
Diocese of Massachusetts 02111-1318
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2014/01/16/episcopal-bishop-thomas-shaw-says-will-retire/
Diocese of Rhode Island 02903-1298
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://episcopalri.blogspot.com/2013/01biship-kniselys-statement-on-marriage.html
Diocese of Albany 12210
Position on Blessings: No
http://www.anglicanink.com/article/12-bishops-say-no-gay-blessings
Diocese of Central New York 13088
Position on Blessings: Yes
Notes: Since 2011. Marriage prep required
Diocese of New Jersey 08618-5326
Position on Blessings: Yes
Notes: Civil unions since 2006
http://newjersey.anglican.org/News/ArchivedNews/2012/index.html
Diocese of Newark 07102-
Position on Blessings: Yes
Notes: Civil unions since 2006
Diocese of Rochester 14607
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://www.episcopalrochester.org/dfc/newsdetail_2/3156532
Diocese of Bethlehem 18015
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://www.diobeth.org/News/newsView.asp?NewsId=40968104
Diocese of Central Pennsylvania 17101
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://www.nbc33tv.com/news/national-news/episcopal-church-considers-same-sex-blessing-service
Diocese of Delaware 19802
Position on Blessings: Yes
Notes: Bishop is requiring all parishes to do self-study
Diocese of Maryland 21218
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://www.episcopalmaryland.org/clergy-resources/blessings.php
Diocese of Pittsburgh 15146
Position on Blessings: Unknown
http://blog.deimel.org/2012/06/letter-from-pittsburghs-bishop-elect.html
Diocese of Southern Virginia 23505-4361
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://www.diosova.org/clergy_res/article349211c5883160.htm
Diocese of Southwestern Virginia 24016
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://articles.wdbj7.com/2012-07-16/gay-couples_32701982
Diocese of Washington 20016-5094
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://www.kansascity.com/2013/01/11/4006227/landmark-episcopal-cathedral-will.html
Diocese of West Virginia 25311-2114
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://walkingwithintegrity.blogspot.com/2010/09/diocese-of-w-va-passes-resolution-to.html
Diocese of Alabama 35203
Position on Blessings: No
Notes: bishop voted for C056 but feels it's too divisive in his Diocese
http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2012/07/episcopal_bishop_says_yes_to_s.html
Diocese of Atlanta 30305
Position on Blessings: Yes
https://www.stphilipscathedral.org/Sermons/newsView.asp?NewsId=40968216
Diocese of Central Florida 32801-2023
Position on Blessings: No
http://ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/no-same-sex-blessings-florida-episcopalians
Diocese of Central Gulf Coast 32502
Position on Blessings: Unknown
Notes: Bishop still discerning
http://archive.episcopalchurch.org/3577_72508_ENG_HTM.htm
Diocese of East Carolina 28501
Position on Blessings: Yes
Notes: Bishop Daniel resigning in Feb. 2013 - going to Phily
http://st-christophers-havelock.diocese-eastcarolina.org/digital_faith/news/3154334
Diocese of Georgia 31401-1296
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://gaepiscopal.org/docs/FAQBlessingRite.pdf
Diocese of Kentucky 40202
Position on Blessings: Yes
Notes: Private ceremonies only
http://www.kendallharmon.net/t19/index.php/t19/article/27848/
Diocese of Lexington 40508
Position on Blessings: Unknown
Notes: Announcement expected in spring of 2013
http://www.lexintegrity.org/
Diocese of Mississippi 39101
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://www.episcopalcafe.com/lead/dioceses/diocese_of_mississippi_reports.html
Diocese of North Carolina 27601-1338
Position on Blessings: Yes
Notes: since 2004
http://anglicanink.com/article/house-bishops-endorses-provisional-same-sex-blessing-rites
Diocese of South Carolina 29403
Position on Blessings: No
Notes: provisional Bishop assigned
http://anglicanink.com/article/house-bishops-endorses-provisional-same-sex-blessing-rites
Diocese of Southeast Florida 33132
Position on Blessings: Yes
Notes: only to those who are legally married in another state or country
http://www.standfirminfaith.com/?/sf/page/24684
Diocese of Southwest Florida 34219-9405
Position on Blessings: No
Notes: Bishop will think on it
http://www.floridavoices.com/columns/cary-mcmullen/floridas-episcopalian-bishops-resist-gay-unions
Diocese of Upper South Carolina 29201
Position on Blessings: No
http://anglicanink.com/article/house-bishops-endorses-provisional-same-sex-blessing-rites
Diocese of West Tennessee 38105
Position on Blessings: Yes
Notes: make sure to scroll down link
http://www.episwtn.org/resources/liturgical-resources/
Diocese of Western North Carolina 28805
Position on Blessings: Yes
Diocese of Eastern Michigan 48602
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1461498/posts
Diocese of Eau Claire 54701
Position on Blessings: No
http://www.virtueonline.org/portal/modules/news/article.php?storyid=16883
Diocese of Fond du Lac 54914-3094
Position on Blessings: No
Notes: Bishop resigning
http://anglicanink.com/article/house-bishops-endorses-provisional-same-sex-blessing-rites
Diocese of Indianapolis 46208
Position on Blessings: Yes
Notes: Blessings for 20 years
Diocese of Michigan 48201-1399
Position on Blessings: Yes
Notes: toward bottom of link
http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens/2012/12/03/liturgy-for-blessing-same-gender-relationships-begins-provisional-use/
Diocese of Missouri 63103
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://www.diocesemo.org/news/
Diocese of Northern Indiana 46601
Position on Blessings: No
Notes: priests can travel to another diocese and perform rite
http://www.nbc33tv.com/news/national-news/episcopal-church-considers-same-sex-blessing-service
Diocese of Northern Michigan 49855
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://www.trinitymackinac.org/same-gender-blessings.htm
Diocese of Quincy 61604
Position on Blessings: Unknown
Notes: Diocese studying merging w/Chicago
Diocese of Southern Ohio 45202-4179
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://www.diosohio.org/How%20we%20work/blessing-of-same-gender-unions.html
Diocese of Springfield 62704-2694
Position on Blessings: No
http://www.anglicanink.com/article/12-bishops-say-no-gay-blessings
Diocese of Western Michigan 49007
Position on Blessings: Yes
Notes: scroll towards bottom of link
http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens/2012/12/03/liturgy-for-blessing-same-gender-relationships-begins-provisional-use/
Diocese of Montana 59601-2703
Position on Blessings: Unknown
http://www.episcopalarchives.org/SCLM/diocesan/073_Montana_2010.pdf
Diocese of Nebraska 68102
Position on Blessings: Unknown
Diocese of North Dakota 58104-6861
Position on Blessings: No
http://www.anglicanink.com/article/12-bishops-say-no-gay-blessings
Diocese of South Dakota 57104-6814
Position on Blessings: Yes
Diocese of Wyoming 82601
Position on Blessings: Yes
Diocese of Arkansas 72206
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://www.stpaulsfay.org/id541.html
Diocese of Kansas 66612-1688
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://www.episcopal-ks.org/bishop/same-sex-blessings.php
Diocese of Northwest Texas 79401-3016
Position on Blessings: Unknown
Notes: in process of study
http://www.kcbd.com/story/19013828/local-episcopal-churches-await-decision-on-same-sex-unions
Diocese of Oklahoma 73102
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://newsok.com/committee-to-assess-same-sex-rites-plan/article/3735563
Diocese of Rio Grande 87120
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2013/01/07/news/priests-can-bless-gay-unions.html
Diocese of West Missouri 64105
Position on Blessings: Unknown
Diocese of Western Kansas 67502
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://www.episcopal-ks.org/bishop/same-sex-blessings.php
Diocese of Alaska 79901-4178
Position on Blessings: Unknown
Diocese of California 94108
Position on Blessings: Yes
Notes: 18,000 legally married in CA. Prop 8 still in courts
http://www.oasiscalifornia.org/Marriage_index.htm
Diocese of Eastern Oregon 97058
Position on Blessings: Unknown
Diocese of El Camino Real 93955
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://www.episcopalarchives.org/SCLM/diocesan/017_ElCaminoReal_2010.pdf
Diocese of Hawaii 96813-2304
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://www.anglicansunited.com/?p=14495
Diocese of Idaho 83705-3185
Position on Blessings: Yes
Notes: Blessings with provision written by the Bishop. Still in process of studying
Diocese of Los Angeles 90026-4209
Position on Blessings: Yes
Diocese of Nevada 89123
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://www.anglicansunited.com/?p=14495
Diocese of Northern California 95825
Position on Blessings: Yes
Diocese of Olympia 98102-0126
Position on Blessings: Yes
Diocese of Oregon 97219-8436
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://www.bishop.episcopaldioceseoregon.org/blessings-for-same-sex-unions/
Diocese of San Diego 92103
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://www.edsd.org/blessings/
Diocese of San Joaquin 95355
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://www.standfirminfaith.com/?/sf/page/27419
Diocese of Spokane 99202-1114
Position on Blessings: Yes
http://gc2012.spokanediocese.org/
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