T he first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal church announced Sunday that he and his husband of over 25 years are planning to get divorced. Bishop V. Gene Robinson, who was the head of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire until his retirement last year, wrote in an op-ed on the Daily Beast that he and his husband Mark have decided to split, adding that divorce is just another thing gay couples have in common with straight couples. Since his election, the Episcopal church has elected another gay bishop.
First openly gay Episcopal bishop says he is divorcing his husband - Los Angeles Times
G ene Robinson, the first openly gay Anglican bishop, is divorcing his partner and husband of 25 years, he announced Sunday. In a post on The Daily Beast explaining his decision, the recently-retired Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire said he still believes in the importance of marriage even as he separates from Mark Andrew. Robinson and Andrew entered into a civil union in and married in after New Hampshire legalized same-sex marriage, CBS reports. In , Robinson was elected the first openly gay bishop in the Anglican church, a move that caused many conservative Episcopalians to break from the church.
Gay US bishop Gene Robinson to divorce husband
Robinson is widely known for being the first openly gay priest to be consecrated a bishop in a major Christian denomination believing in the historic episcopate , a matter of significant controversy. His story has appeared in print and film. In , Robinson announced his intention to retire in at Robert Hirschfeld.
Bill Chappell. Bishop Gene Robinson, seen here in , has announced that he and his long-time partner will be getting a divorce. Bishop Gene Robinson says he and his husband, Mark Andrew, are getting a divorce. The first openly gay Episcopal bishop, Robinson retired last year, a decade after his election alienated many conservative Anglicans.