Our Policy on Marriage Equality

When marriage equality legislation in Washington State passed and was signed into law, the Episcopal Church in Western Washington provided the following guidelines for same-sex unions, which accommodate that law within the church structure. Other Episcopal dioceses in states where similar legislation has passed are following similar guidelines.

Bishop Rickel’s personal opinion on the matter is available at his blog, www.bishoprickel.com.


The following books on the subject are also available from our Diocesan Resource Center:

Gay Unions by Gray Temple

Reasonable and Holy by Tobias Haller.