Evangelicals in the Church of Ireland expressed their sorrow today (September 7, 2011), after a senior minister confirmed he had entered into a civil partnership, according to the Christian Today website.
The Very Rev. Tom Gordon is the Dean of Leighlin Cathedral in County Carlow.
He told BBC Northern Ireland radio this week that the ceremony with his same-sex partner took place at a registry office last July.
Rev. Gordon is the first Anglican clergyman in Ireland to enter into a civil partnership.