On July 1, the Standing Committee of The Diocese of Milwaukee published the results of survey data collected from congregations across the Diocese in response to the issue of celebrating same-gender relationships in marriage.
In June of 2013, the Rt. Rev. Steven Miller, Bishop of The Diocese of Milwaukee, shared with the church his perspective on same-gender marriage celebrations. Eventually he turned to his Standing Committee for perspective and guidance. They, in turn, gathered 500 pages of comments from churches and separately from clergy across the Diocese.
The Committee now has shared their findings with our Bishop and he has promised to respond after a time of prayer and reflection. The Committee has recommended to the Bishop that he create a local option for the celebration of same-gender relationships.
The complete report of the Standing Committee is available at diomil.org.