Getting Off.

A censure on retired Presbyterian minister Rev. Jane Adams Spahr has been lifted after the church’s highest court found that the2004 and 2005 same-sex ceremonies over which she presided do not count as marriage and, therefore, must not be counted as an affront to the institution’s leanings. “One cannot characterize same sex ceremonies as marriages for the purpose of disciplining a minister…and at the same time declare that such ceremonies are not marriages for legal or ecclesiastical purposes,” the ruling read. [Reuters]