I suspect the issue of marriage will come up in Synod, especially following a motion on the issue at general Synod. The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia has voted on a statement that Marriage [is] the union of a man and a woman. Despite being supported 143 to 98 overall the motion was lost on the vote of the bishops. The vote was. Laity 63 Yes, 47 No Clergy 70 Yes, 39 No Bishops 10 Yes, 12 No The motion was Lost.