(LOS ANGELES TIMES) — A retired Presbyterian pastor who has spent her career ministering to gays and lesbians has been censured by her denomination for marrying same-sex couples during the brief window when such unions were legal in California.

The Rev. Jane Adams Spahr lost her final appeal before the highest court in the Presbyterian Church (USA), which released its opinion Tuesday. The tribunal ruled that the 69-year-old lesbian violated the faith’s constitution and her ordination vows when she officiated at the unions of 16 same-sex couples and called them marriages.

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