Following the action of retired Bishop Melvin Talbert’s alleged violation of church law–by conducting a ceremony celebrating the marriage of a same-gender couple–the United Methodist Council of Bishops took a series of actions to address the issue. A statement from the Council of Bishops outlining those actions was published on November 15, 2013, and is linked below.
Several bishops of the Western Jurisdiction have responded with their own statements. Click on the links below to read those statements.
11/15/2013 Press release and related links on UMC.org
Responses from Bishops of the Western Jurisdiction