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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 7, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 7, 2013.
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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.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012.
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Gay priest is Episcopal bishop candidate

CONCORD, N.H., April 30 (UPI) -- A gay man is one of three priests nominated to succeed Diocese of New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
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Gay Episcopal bishop to retire early

CONCORD, N.H., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Episcopalian cleric V. Gene Robinson, the church's first openly gay bishop, said Saturday he will retire in just over two years when he will be 65.

Bishop: Religion hampers gay civil rights

ATLANTA, April 6 (UPI) -- Outmoded Western religious beliefs are the biggest obstacle to gay and lesbian civil rights, New Hampshire Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson said.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 7, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007.

20 Episcopal priests defrocked in Va.

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- An Episcopal bishop in Virginia has defrocked 20 priests he said "abandoned the communion" of the church, the Washington Times reported Friday.

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UPI almanac for Wednesday, March 7, 2007.
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Today is Saturday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2005 with 148 to follow.
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Vicki 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, as Canon to the Ordinary.

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 given the Stephen F. Kolzak Media Award. He has announced his intention to retire in 2013, at 65.

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