Gay marrage in Niagara - Anglican church allows blessing

This weekend Anglicans in Niagara overwhelmingly voted to adopt the so-called local option which allow clergy, "whose conscience permits", to bless the marriages of gays and lesbians. Implementation may wait for the Bishop-elect of Niagara Michael Birdon to take over the position on March 1 2008.

Individual priests can also opt out of same sex blessings according to the Niagara diocese web site
""We restate our commitment to respecting and honouring those clergy within our diocese who, because of their theological opposition or as a matter of conscience, cannot agree with the blessing of same-sex unions,""