Sison, Staff Writer. A localized example of the church's internal divisions has surfaced in San Francisco, home to the liberal Glide Memorial United Methodist Church, which has 12, members. Why Walgreens? After receiving their license, the couple went to Mount Cavalry Christian Church in Harlingen where they and two other same-sex couples were married.
At the same time, in the past two decades, several other religious groups also have moved to allow same-sex couples to marry within their traditions. Buddhism Hinduism Hare Krishna Sikhism. News ".
NPR Shop. The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship nationally opposes same-sex marriage, but its local congregations remain free to discern the issue for themselves and many congregations have pledged to perform same-sex weddings. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
News ". The fear is that churches will be coerced into marrying same-sex couples. Anglican Journal.
The Remonstrants perform weddings for both heterosexual and same-sex couples. Ina vicar celebrated a blessing service for a same-sex couple. The Advocate. Main More. In the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada voted to study a proposal to bless only those marriages that have been civilly registered, even where marriage is reserved to heterosexual couples, abrogating the role of clergy as delegates of the provincial registrar altogether.
There remains, however, a Moratorium on accepting those in same-sex relationships for training, ordination or induction into the Ministry or Diaconate, which may be lifted by the General Assembly of Rather than issuing a specific rite, Bishop Chapman authorized an existing rite already in use for the blessing of civil marriages between opposite-sex couples.
Diocese of Chur in German. Among the four largest mainline Protestant churches , the same-sex marriage debate has not been simple. Same-sex couples have been married under the care of many "unprogrammed" Quaker meetings in Canada since