MINNEAPOLIS – The Presbyterian Church (USA) made history late Tuesday by voting to allow the ordination of gay and lesbian candidates.
The Twin Cities Presbytery in Minneapolis became the 87th presbytery (regional governing bodies) in the 2.4 million-member denomination to vote to give gay and lesbian clergy and lay people the right to serve openly as ministers.
The Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards cast one of the nearly 10,000 “yes” votes out of 17,000 ballots. As co-moderator of the group More Light Presbyterians, she has been instrumental in helping to get this amendment passed.