Pink News reports:
A full consultation of its more than 5,000 congregations across Britain are being asked to take part in the exercise which includes questions around changing the official teachings on same-sex marriage. Members of the church have been given up until February to express their views on the issue, before findings are put to the Methodist Conference, which makes decisions on behalf of the church. The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act for England and Wales, which will come into effect in 2014, specifies that religious groups can opt-out if they do not wish to perform same-sex marriages.
If the church decides to sanction same sex weddings, they would join the Quakers and the Unitarians in the UK in doing so. Progress!