The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth's Deputation to Episcopal General Convention

Supreme Court ruling on marriage prompts responses

Members of the Fort Worth deputation at General Convention worked this morning to respond following the US Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage. Diocesan Communications Director Katie Sherrod stepped out of the morning’s community Eucharist service to draft a statement as soon as word came through of the decision. Following the service, Sherrod and our two bishops, the Rt. Revs. Rayford High and Scott Mayer, worked on their joint statement further before sending it to be published on the diocesan website and disseminated through our other communications channels. Members of the deputation had a brief opportunity to talk about implications of the Supreme Court decision before moving into a Joint Session of the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops, for a conversation about the Presiding Bishop Nomination and Structure. There is a tight schedule at General Convention, to cover a wide range of issues. The General Convention is also discussing marriage and will be voting on related resolutions sometime in the days ahead.

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