First openly gay bishop files for divorce

First openly gay bishop files for divorce

CONCORD, N.H., May 4 (UPI) -- Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Anglican bishop, has filed for divorce from his longtime partner and husband.
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Man gets 30 months for returning used enema kits

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 6 (UPI) -- A Florida man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for repackaging used enema kits and returning them to a drug store.

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Change for gays as bishops draws critics

LONDON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Liberal and conservatives are criticizing a Church of England decision to permit gay clergy in civil partnerships to become bishops if they remain celibate.
Episcopalians ponder rite for gay couples

Episcopalians ponder rite for gay couples

INDIANAPOLIS, July 5 (UPI) -- Adopting a rite for same-sex couples was one of the top issues on the agenda as Episcopalians gathered in Indianapolis for their General Convention.

Gay bishop encounters protests in N.C.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- An openly gay Episcopalian bishop visited Charlotte, N.C., and preached inclusion while encountering protesters, observers said Monday.

Project would run genomes for 5,000 bugs

LANHAM, Md., June 16 (UPI) -- Scientists from around the world plan to sequence genomes of 5,000 insects and arthropods during the next five years, the Entomological Society of America said.

Bees on coke 'dance' more

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Honey bees on cocaine tend to exaggerate their actions to hive-mates for possibly altruistic reasons, University of Illinois researchers reported Tuesday.

Social interactions alter gene expression

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have discovered social interactions can alter the brain's genetic expression far more significantly than has been thought.

Gay bishop takes message to Lambeth

CANTERBURY, England, July 25 (UPI) -- The first openly gay bishop in the U.S. Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion is attending a gathering of bishops in Britain, accompanied by a bodyguard.

African bishop: Robinson should quit

CANTERBURY, England, July 22 (UPI) -- An African bishop at the Lambeth Conference in Britain called Tuesday for the resignation of the Anglican Communion's only openly gay bishop.

Conservative Anglicans hope to avoid split

JERUSALEM, June 25 (UPI) -- Conservative religious leaders meeting in Israel say they hope to avoid a split in the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Gay bishop to go to Lambeth uninvited

CONCORD, N.H., March 25 (UPI) -- Gene Robinson, the would-be "simple country bishop" of New Hampshire, can count on attention when he travels to Britain for a worldwide Anglican gathering.
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Gene Robinson

V. Gene Robinson (born May 29, 1947 in Fayette County, Kentucky) is the ninth bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Robinson was elected bishop in 2003 and entered office in March 2004. Before becoming bishop, he served as assistant to the retiring New Hampshire bishop.

Robinson is widely known for being the first openly gay, non-celibate priest to be ordained a bishop in a major Christian denomination believing in the historic episcopate. His sexual orientation was privately acknowledged in the 1970s, when he studied in seminary, was ordained, married, and started a family. He went public with his sexual identity and divorced in the 1980s. When delegates to the Episcopal convention were voting on the ratification of his election, it became an issue of controversy. His election was ratified 62 to 45. After his election, some theologically conservative parishes have aligned themselves with bishops outside the Episcopal Church in the United States, a process called the Anglican realignment. His story has appeared in print and film.

In 2009 he was honored by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) with the Stephen F. Kolzak Media Award.

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