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.