WHITE PLAINS, NY — The trial court in the case of Dr Thomas Ogletree has announced that there will be a press conference on Monday, March 10, 2014 to announce the resolution of the pending case. A formal complaint had been issued against Ogletree, a United Methodist clergyperson and professor emeritus at Yale Divinity School for his officiating at the same-sex wedding of his son.
While attempts had been made to achieve a resolution without a trial, it had been announced earlier that a trial would be held starting on March 10. Today’s announcement seems to suggest that an administrative resolution has been identified, thus forgoing the expense and media spectacle of a public church trial.
In a statement issued by the Rev. Dr. William S. Shillady, Secretary of the Trial Court, the court said that the press conference will reference the pending trial, but offers no further information on the nature of the announcement.
The press conference will be held at the Learning Center of the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, located at 20 Soundview Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606-3302. The press conference will begin promptly at 11 a.m.