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New Zealand Anglicans to vote in favor of marrying same-sex couples by 2016, clergyman predicts

St Matthew’s in the City’s the Reverend Clay Nelson says he believes that a majority of New Zealand Anglicans will support same-sex couples being allowed to marry by 2016 after a motion in favor of it failed by just one vote.

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27th September 2013 07:16

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Oceania

St Matthew’s in the City’s the Reverend Clay Nelson says he expects a majority of Anglicans in New Zealand will support same-sex couples being allowed to marry in their churches by 2016.

He made the comments to GayNZ.com after a motion at a meeting of the Anglican Synod backing same-sex marriage was barely defeated.

‘I do believe it will eventually pass, I hope no later than 2016,’ Rev. Nelson said.

‘Motion 6’ was on expanding the Anglican religious definition of marriage to include same-sex couples and was supported by a majority of the clergy present at the synod.

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