He also said the issue could be discussed at the local level in parishes and dioceses. In Julythe General Convention voted to allow bishops to bless same-sex unionsand also called for bishops to "collect and develop theological and liturgical resources" for possibly creating an official rite for such ceremonies at the General Convention. The controversy threatened to split the church in two after almost years of organizational unity. Curry's minute sermon attracted considerable comment and reactions were mixed. Retrieved 17 July
But the Church of England's doctrine on marriage is [that it is between a man and a woman].
Homosexuality and the Anglican Communion
The report's key recommendation was "that the church's internal dialogue on the subject of human sexuality might best be addressed through a process of conversations across the church and involving others in the Anglican Communion". He also said the issue could be discussed at the local level in parishes and dioceses. This article largely discusses presence of openly gay, lesbian or bisexual bishops in churches governed under episcopal polities. Within the Church of Ireland there is a wide spectrum of opinion. Throughout his ministry in North Carolina, Curry was also active in issues of social justice, speaking out on immigration policy and marriage equality. All who have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. JD Greear says victims can't be 'whole story,' urges other victims to come forward.
Curry's minute sermon attracted considerable comment and reactions were mixed. His story has appeared in print and film. Timm announced his plans to be married in September and to leave the Church of England  and join "Contemplative Fire", a dispersed, diverse and inclusive group that is primarily Anglican. In Februarythe Primates of the Anglican Communion held a regular meeting at Dromantine in Northern Ireland at which sexual orientation was heavily discussed. Laity and clergy in the House of Deputies ratified Curry's election later the same day.