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First Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop Announces Divorce

Reverend Gene Robinson, the first openly-gay Episcopal bishop, announced in the Daily Beast Sunday morning that he was divorcing his partner and husband of twenty-five years.

Formerly the Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire and currently Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, Robinson wrote that the split was amicable, and did not diminish his faith in the institution of marriage, same-sex or otherwise:

It is at least a small comfort to me, as a gay rights and marriage equality advocate, to know that like any marriage, gay and lesbian couples are subject to the same complications and hardships that afflict marriages between heterosexual couples. All of us sincerely intend, when we take our wedding vows, to live up to the ideal of “til death do us part.” But not all of us are able to see this through until death indeed parts us.

My belief in marriage is undiminished by the reality of divorcing someone I have loved for a very long time, and will continue to love even as we separate. Love can endure, even if a marriage cannot. It will take a lot of work, a lot of grieving, and a large measure of hope to see it through. And that’s where my faith comes in.

Read the full post at the Daily Beast.

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