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The governing body of the Church of Scotland is to debate the controversial subject of gay ministers today.
The institution's General Assembly will consider whether to allow people in same-sex relationships to be ordained as ministers.
A theological commission was appointed two years ago to produce a report on the issue for the Kirk's annual gathering in Edinburgh.
The report does not make any recommendation and leaves the issue open for the members of the General Assembly to decide.
The ordaining of ministers in same-sex relationships has divided the Kirk since traditionalist members attempted to block the appointment of gay Reverend Scott Rennie in 2009.
The Church of Scotland's General Assembly, the annual conference of 850 church leaders, will vote on the issue of homosexual clergy tomorrow.
The Free Kirk, which is opposed to the change, warned Christianity was “under siege” from the rise of secularism and criticised the Church of Scotland for failing to speak with a unified voice.
The Church of Scotland is facing a split over the ordination of gay clergy. The Church's General Assembly is due to vote on the issue tomorrow.
ITV News' Scotland Correspondent Debi Edward reports that proposals have already seen some congregations break away: