The Christian Post website reports today (July 7, 2012) that the Presbyterian Church (USA) voted to keep its current definition of marriage "between a woman and a man" by narrowly defeating a proposal to change the wording to "between two people" at its 220th General Assembly last night.
The proposal by same-sex marriage proponents would have also changed the definition of marriage from being "a civil contract" to a "covenant" that "according to the laws of the state also constitutes a civil contract."
Nearly four hours of debate preceded last night's 338-308 vote.
Neal Presa -- the General Assembly moderator -- said in prayer after the vote, "Some of us weep while some of us rejoice. We are a divided church."