The Church in Wales, part of the Anglican Communion, has decided to offer services of blessing to same-sex couples.
Its Governing Body, which is made up of three houses, voted with more than a two-thirds majority to allow the blessings to take place in a church after a marriage or civil partnership has taken place in a civic setting.
Among the laity, forty-nine were in favour, ten against and one person abstained. Among the clergy, twenty-eight were in favour, twelve were against and two people abstained. All four of the six bishops presents voted in favour.