BBC News - Church of England general synod votes against women bishops
The general synod of the Church of England has voted narrowly against the appointment of women as bishops.
The measure was passed by the synod's houses of bishops and clergy but was rejected by the House of Laity.
Supporters vowed to continue their campaign but it will be five years before a similar vote can be held.So England's church votes to be less advanced than New Zealand, a country populated solely by human/sheep hybrids. It's a bit of an upset as it looked to be going through, but the recent tactic of the no side was to state that if it was a Yes it would destroy the church (with some parishes refusing to recognise their bishops) while if it was a No then nothing would really happen. Which....is an argument that seems to have worked.The votes were 44 for and three against with two abstentions in the House of Bishops, 148 for and 45 against in the House of Clergy, and 132 for and 74 against in the House of Laity.
The vote in the House of Laity, at 64%, was just short of the required majority - six more "yes" votes were needed.
A bit ridiculous in this day and age.