Following General Convention of The Episcopal Church in 2015, after the church showed its broad consensus in favor of marriage equality, most bishops in most dioceses authorized the use of approved rites for marrying same-sex couples. Yet even as 93 bishops authorized priests in their dioceses to access these rites, eight bishops did not, and two bishops went so far as to strictly prohibit their use at any time or in any location by any priest canonically resident or licensed in their diocese.

These are the stories from one of the dioceses left behind: The Diocese of Dallas.