Good news for marriage defenders: the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church voted 338-308 to support pro-gender marriage on Friday.
Members of the nation's largest Presbyterian denomination on Friday voted against a proposal that would have created a path to same-sex marriage ceremonies in the church.
After more than three hours of debate at the Presbyterian Church (USA)'s biennial General Assembly in Pittsburgh, voters struck down a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage, 338-308; no voters abstained.
The proposal would have changed the church's Book of Order to define marriage as between "two people." It would have required approval by a majority of the church's 173 presbyteries, or regional governing bodies, in order to become final.
Following Friday's vote, the church will keep its definition of marriage as being a union between "a man and a woman."A victory for gender-integration in marriage!