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Consent to the election of Robinson was given in August at the 2003 General Convention.The General Convention of 2003 became the center for debate over Robinson's election, as conservatives and liberals within the Church argued over whether Robinson should be allowed to become bishop.Just a week before the General Convention, Robinson had been with his daughter Jamee and held his four-hour-old first granddaughter.Robinson was elected bishop by the New Hampshire diocese on June 7, 2003, at St. Thirty-nine clergy votes and 83 lay votes were the threshold necessary to elect a bishop in the Diocese of New Hampshire at that time.Robinson was elected bishop coadjutor in 2003 and succeeded as bishop diocesan in March 2004.Before becoming bishop, he served as Canon to the Ordinary for the Diocese of New Hampshire.Robinson intended to study towards a medical degree but decided to major in American Studies.During his college days, Robinson began to seriously consider the ordained ministry and said it almost immediately felt right.
If diocesan election occurred within 120 days (3 months) of a General Convention, canon law requires consent by the House of Deputies and then the House of Bishops at the General Convention itself.
" In November 1987, Robinson met his partner, Mark Andrew, while on vacation in St. Andrew was also on vacation and worked in Washington, D. On July 2, 1988, Robinson and Andrew moved into a new house in Weare, New Hampshire Andrew currently works in the New Hampshire state government.
He was legally joined to Robinson in June 2008 in a private civil union ceremony, followed by a religious ceremony, both in St Paul's Church, Concord.
Robinson studied for a Master of Divinity degree from the Episcopal General Theological Seminary in New York City.
While doing an intern year as a chaplain at the University of Vermont, he began dating his future wife, Isabella "Boo" Martin.