Dr Jane Alison Shaw was installed the eighth dean of Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill, San Francisco, USA on Nov. 6. This appointment is historic not only by the fact that Jane Shaw became the first woman to lead the 161 years old cathedral, but she also became the cathedral's first openly gay dean. As observed by the bishop of the Diocese of California, The Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, the elevation of the openly-practicing lesbian to lead one of the denomination's most prominent churches is "a signal moment."
As usual, the justification for embracing the sinful enslaving practice of homosexuality has been “grace”, “tolerance”, and “love” As further explained by the bishop, "We seek to be a house of prayer for all people." http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/24/us/24bcjames.html