The Episcopal Church says Albany Bishop William Love will face a disciplinary hearing over his views on same-sex marriage.
In November of last year, Rev. Love vowed to continue prohibiting same-sex marriages in defiance of a church resolution.
He wrote that sexual relations between two men or two women were never part of God's plan, and as such, is to be avoided.
That led to controversy, with parishioners burning copies of Love's edict on the steps of St. Andrew's while it was being read inside.
According to the Times-Union the disciplinary arm of the church has voted to refer Love to a five-person hearing panel.
No word on a date for that hearing, or what type of punishment Love could potentially face.
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