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L.A. Gets Episcopal Church's 2nd Openly Gay Bishop

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On the heels of the confirmation of California's first gay Speaker of the Assembly comes the Episcopal Church's vote to consecrate its second openly gay bishop, according to the New York Times. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool will be one of two new assistant bishops here in Los Angeles as of May 15th. At issue for the Anglican Communion is the interpretation of the bible--does it condemn homosexuality or is that open to interpretation?--and it seems most members went the liberal route. Glasspool has been with her partner for 22 years. She was nominated last August along with five others, including a gay man. The first openly gay bishop V. Gene Robinson, who was confirmed in New Hampshire in 2003.