Turns out, the Anglican Church of Canada is passing a resolution to allow same-sex marriage.
To pass, it required two-thirds of each of three orders (lay, clergy and bishops) in last night’s vote.
Originally, it was declared that the clergy failed to reach that two-thirds threshold by one vote.
However, the ACC now says the vote was not counted because it was counted in the lay order.
The error was discovered after delegates requested a detailed hard copy of the electronic voting records.
But the error wasn’t discovered before several bishops had said they planned to go ahead with same-sex marriages regardless of the vote.
Niagara Bishop Michael Bird confirms his diocese is among those that would ignore the decision.
“I, and the people in the Diocese of Niagara, believe that the LGBTQ members are children of God,” Bishop Bird said. “We want them to have access to our sacrament”.
The resolution still needs affirmation by the next synod in 2019 before it becomes church law.
(with files from the Canadian Press)