In advance of the debate on resolution A051-R2 regarding potential changes to the marriage canon which will be debated at General Synod in July 2019, two Anglican Journal writers, "spoke with six Anglicans -- three in favour of the resolution and three opposed to it -- to ask them: How does your view of marriage fit in with your faith ? And what does this vote mean to you ? One final note: You may notice that the voices of Indigenous Anglicans are not included in this article. For more on this, see National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald's column (p. 5)". Each of the six comments indexed separately. Column by Bishop Mark MacDonald -- with title "On the marriage canon" -- also indexed separately.
"The Rev. Marnie, Priest at St. Brigid, an LBGTQ2S+ affirming ministry of Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver". In favour of the resolution. Peterson has been married for 20 years and says: "To be surrounded by the love and prayer of our community, the people who love us and know us best, and who know how hard taking vows is. I think what the marriage canon vote means for me is the possibility of all couples to have that same opportunity that I had". "I don't expect us all to be in the same place. I've been an Anglican my whole life -- I get that we're a broad tent, and there are diverse stances on these things. But I feel really sad when we can't have those kinds of debates without remembering that you're talking about other humans in the room. You're talking about their lives and their bodies and the people that they love".