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Methodist minister will keep job after performing wedding for gay couple

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A United Methodist Church pastor in Charlotte, North Carolina, will keep her job after performing a same-sex marriage at her church earlier this year.

The Charlotte Observer reported that the Rev. Val Rosenquist won’t face a church trial for performing the ceremony, either.

Rosenquist married John Romano and Jim Wilborne in April. Church rules forbid its pastors from performing same-sex marriages.

The Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church said Tuesday that what is known as a “just resolution” had been reached in the case involving Rosenquist.

The details of the resolution haven’t been released. But an assistant to the bishop in the conference confirmed that Rosenquist will continue as pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Charlotte.

The resolution prevents Rosenquist from discussing the matter.

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