The BBC has the story:
The Church of Scotland’s ruling General Assembly has voted to allow actively gay men and women to become ministers. Assembly commissioners in Edinburgh voted in favour of a proposal that allows liberal parishes to opt out of the church’s policy on homosexuality. The decision will have to be endorsed by the church’s regional presbyteries and officially approved next year. Divisions were caused when the first openly homosexual minister was appointed by the Kirk four years ago. Two congregations and six ministers broke away.
(Tipped by JMG reader David)