Transgender Bishop Steps Into Historic Role In The Evangelical Lutheran Church


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Bishop Megan Rohrer speaks to the press before their installation ceremony at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco on Saturday.

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Megan Rohrer Elected As 1st Openly Transgender Bishop In U.S. Lutheran Church

Rohrer became one of seven LGBTQ pastors accepted by the progressive Evangelical Lutheran church in 2010 after it allowed ordination of pastors in same-sex relationships. Rohrer is married and has two children.

The church is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States with about 3.3 million members.

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