Church of England votes in favor of ordaining female bishops

By Karla Adam, July 14, 2014

LONDON — The Church of England voted Monday to allow women to serve as bishops, a historic decision that takes the church a step closer toward achieving gender equality.

The move effectively shatters the glass ceiling that prevented women here from being promoted to top church jobs and was made possible after reformers and traditionalists reached a compromise that would satisfy parishes opposed to female bishops.

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