Presbyterian Minister Faces Church Trial For Performing Legal Gay Marriages

Posted by | August 23, 2010 21:23 | Filed under: Top Stories

Rev. Jane Spahr, a retired Presbyterian minister, has been accused of publicly, intentionally and repeatedly violating church doctrine when she presided over 16 weddings in California between June and November, 2008.

Eleven of the couples are expected to testify as witnesses at the trial scheduled to start Tuesday at the Presbytery of the Redwoods in Napa.

It’s the second time the 67-year-old Spahr has faced sanctions from the Presbyterian Church (USA).

A regional church court convicted her in 2007 for marrying two lesbian couples. But the church’s top court later acquitted her, saying the ceremonies were not real marriages.

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