St. Stephen’s first Episcopal church to offer same-sex blessing in Houston

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HOUSTON, TX – History was made at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

Jeff and Gary have been together for 15 years and have asked the church to accept their same-sex union by exchanging vows in front of the congregation.

There were no objections from the congregation, and St. Stephen’s has become the first Episcopal church in Houston to bless a same-sex, lifelong covenant, despite it not being recognized by the state.