The Church of Norway voted against priests carrying out gay marriage ceremonies.
The vote was split against the proposal to allow same-sex unions in churches, with 51 religious leaders voting in favor and 64 against.
In 2008, same-sex marriage was officially recognized in Norway and same-sex couples received the same rights as straight couples.
The legislation granted the church authority to marry same-sex couples, but to date the Norwegian church has refused to perform same-sex ceremonies.
Same-sex couples can marry in Norway since 2009