At the Special Synod of the Diocese of Western Newfoundland, clergy and lay delegates voted 93.4% in favour of allowing same-sex marriage.
Bishop John Organ said he was deeply grateful and overjoyed by the courage, generosity, and hospitality of the diocese. “This overwhelmingly affirming vote makes it clear that gay and lesbian people are fully included in the life of the Anglican Church in Western Newfoundland (and Southern Labrador). Now, all the sacraments of the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Western Newfoundland are available to the LGBT community, including marriage. It is a great day for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and a great day for our diocese.”