Presbyteries in the Presbyterian Church (USA) have been voting on whether to pass an amendment to the PCUSA constitution, which would redefine marriage from being “a civil contract between a woman and a man,” to “a unique commitment between two people to love and support each other for the rest of their lives.” The current vote is 61 presbyteries in favor of the amendment redefining marriage, and 23 against, out of 172 total presbyteries in PCUSA.

The amendment, called Amendment 14-F, was approved for voting last June during the PCUSA’s 221st General Assembly. In order for the amendment to pass, 86 presbyteries or more must vote in favor of it.

Carmen Fowler LaBerge, the president of the Presbyterian Lay Committee, a conservative Presbyterian group, said that the current voting trend is “tragically disappointing but not surprising.”

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