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MS Episcopalians can offer same-sex rite

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The bishop of the Episcopal Church in Mississippi has announced that he will allow some congregations to bless same-sex unions.           

The Rt. Rev. Duncan M. Gray III made the announcement Friday in his opening address to the 186th Annual Council of the Diocese of Mississippi in Jackson.           

In a statement, Gray says that while a general ban on the blessing of same-sex marriages will remain in place, he will allow congregations that self-select and undergo a thorough process to move toward blessings of same-sex unions.           

Last July, the Episcopal Church approved a same-sex blessing rite.           

Gray says the process is "provisional" and will be allowed only until the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in 2015. 

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