This is a great step forward for the Anglican (Episcopal in the U.S.) Church. But I fear that there might be a schism in the church since Anglicans in many parts of Africa and Latin America are known to be opposed to the idea. I think it's OK for them to form a separate Anglican Church if they feel they can't accept the change. The Lutheran Church in the U.S. is split into three divisions, giving Lutherans a choice in the kind they prefer. Even the Presbyterian Church, I hear, after approving same sex marriage, has a number of people upset over the idea and are contemplating starting a new Presbyterian Church. Meanwhile, the predatory r.c. church is waiting in the wings so they can offer r.c. priesthood to disaffected Anglican clergy unhappy with the new direction. True to its habit of trying to getting as many converts and ready-made clergy as possible. they try to take advantage of others' difficulties.