PITTSBURGH - A Presbyterian minister accused of breaking church law by marrying two women goes on trial before church officials Wednesday.
She presided over the marriage of Nancy McConn, a
retired computer software developer from Dallas, W.Va., and Brenda Cole, a clinical psychologist.
Janet Edwards, a parish associate at the Community of Reconciliation Church in Pittsburgh, was accused of violating the church's position on marriage by presiding at the June 2005 wedding. She is the second Presbyterian minister to face trial after a California woman was cleared of the same accusation earlier this year.
The constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) reserves marriage for a man and a woman, although ministers may bless other types of "holy unions."
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