Pittsburgh Update

Pittsburgh Update publishes weekly summaries of recent developments in the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh, The Episcopal Church, and the Anglican Communion that affect or could affect Pittsburgh Episcopalians. Emphasis is on reporting, not interpretation. This is a service of Progressive Episcopalians of Pittsburgh. This site is in no way affiliated with the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh or the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh.

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Monday, January 6, 2014

News for Week Ending 1/6/2014

Utah gets stay from Supreme Court of same-sex ruling

In an earlier post, we reported that Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage had been declared unconstitutional and that the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals had refused to stay the ruling that allowed same-sex marriage in the very conservative state of Utah. The state of Utah subsequently asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the lower-court ruling pending appeal. On  January 6, 2014, the Supreme Court granted the request, thus putting an end to same-sex marriages in Utah for the time being. Details can be found in a post from Box Turtle Bulletin.

Diocese announces opportunity to attend EYE

The diocese has posted a notice about the upcoming Episcopal Youth Event (EYE ’14). The event, which is held every three years, is to be held in Philadelphia July 9–16. High school students from all dioceses of The Episcopal Church are eligible to attend. Details are available on the diocesan Web site.