The vote to explicitly allow Canadian Anglican clergy to perform same-sex blessings was defeated by a very small margin by the Bishops of the church. The lay and clergy votes both supported its passage.
The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada has passed a resolution that the blessing of same sex unions is not in conflict with core doctrine.
Once we owned a cat named Nora who seemed to have set up shop at a middling level on the ascent to God. Placid and fat, Nora spent her mornings lying in a pool of sunlight near the back door, and sometimes she gazed into the distance as if she were seeing something of great importance hidden from the rest of us.