Bishop Ousley Joins other Michigan Bishops as Amici Curiae in Marriage Equality Case
Rev. Todd Ousley of the Diocese of Eastern Michigan, the Rt.
If the ruling is upheld in the appellate court, Bishop Ousley has said that clergy in the Dicoese of Eastern Michigan will continue to be permitted, but not required, to witness same-sex marriages in the State of Michigan and to officiate at the blessing of these holy unions using the liturgical rite approved by the Episcopal Church.
Other amici joining the Episcopal bishops include the Episcopal Bishops in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee as well as the General Synod of the United Church of Christ; Mormons for Equality; the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association; the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
and Jewish Reconstructionist Communities; the Union for Reform Judaism; the Unitarian Universalist Association; Affirmation; the Covenant Network of Presbyterians; the Methodist Federation for Social Action; More Light Presbyterians; Presbyterian Welcome; the Reconciling Ministries Network; ReconcilingWorks; Lutherans for Full Participation; Religious Institute, Inc.; Church of our Savior/La Iglesia de Nuestro Salvador of Cincinnati; and 43 individual faith leaders in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tenessee.
Rev. Todd Ousley, Bishop of the Diocese of Eastern Michigan, serves the eastern half of the lower peninsula of Michigan, north of metro Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Lansing.
is headquartered in Saginaw.
Bishop Ousley has been the bishop of the diocese since 2007.