Everyone at Ms. is saying ‘Hallelujah!’ for the Episcopal Church approving the ordainment of Mary Glasspool and Diane M. Jardine Bruce, “the first two women to be elected as bishops in the 114-year history of the Los Angeles diocese.” Glasspool is also the first out lesbian to be granted ordainment by the church. The first gay man was ordained in 2003, but the uproar that it ensued resulted in a ban on gay bishops, which was lifted last year.
Approval was granted this week and ordainment is scheduled for May. Congratulations to both!
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