After the 2015 General Convention of the Episcopal Church authorizing trial use liturgies for the celebration and blessing of same-sex unions, 93 bishops authorized trial use liturgies for marriage, granting sacramental inclusion to all. 8 bishops did not. These are the stories from one of the dioceses left behind in 2015: The Diocese of Tennessee.
The General Convention of the Episcopal Church held in July 2018 in passed Resolution B012, Marriage Rites for the Whole Church. On January 18, 2019, Bishop Bauerschmidt wrote this letter and released these guidelines for the implementation of Resolution B012 in the Diocese of Tennessee. In short, the Trial Use rites are now available to every priest in the Diocese of Tennessee. Parishes may use the rites in their spaces, though the bishop seeks assurance that the congregation supports their use, but the rites may not be used in the spaces used by missions or chaplaincies.