RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles has joined seven other dioceses in passing a resolution asking the
church to let lesbians as well as gays become bishops.
The vote at the diocesan convention rejected the Episcopal Church's de facto moratorium on electing gay or lesbian bishops since its 2003 consecration of Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, who lives with his gay partner.
The resolution will be considered at the Episcopal Church's national convention next July.
The Los Angeles diocese also expressed support for gay marriage
with the creation of the "Sacramental Blessing for a Life-long Covenant."
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