The Scottish Primus said that the move meant his church now affirms that a same-sex couple is not just married but is married in the sight of God.
The move is in contravention of the doctrine of marriage in the Anglican church and breaches the Lambeth resolution of 1998.
The Dean of Sydney, Kanishka Raffel moved a motion at the General Synod meeting in Queensland which had earlier reaffirmed that marriage is between a man and a woman.
“Across the Anglican communion, churches are trying to work out how best to love people of diverse sexual orientation. This is important because all people are made in God’s image; and God hates nothing that he has made. It is important because all people are to be valued honoured and loved not only because they are created in God’s image but because of Christ’s costly redeeming love for them. ” Dean Raffel said in his speech.