It seems that Bishop Lamb, of the Diocese of San Joaquin, has written a letter requesting all diocesan priests/deacons to decide whether they will uphold their ordination vows by August 5th. The letter gives them three choices:
1) remain a clergy member of The Episcopal Church,
2) no longer "exercise ordained ministry in The Episcopal Church ... for reasons not affecting my moral character"
3) declare no longer consider self to be a clergy in The Episcopal Church.
Bishop Lamb emphasizes that he is willing to talk, and that he has attempted to contact these folks several times, but that he needs peoples positions to be clarified so that the Diocese can move forward.
Interesting developments happening in San Joaquin!