To him, the evidence is overwhelming: the Bible has sown unique seeds in western culture allowing science, technology, human rights and families to thrive. The new liturgy, which will take effect in Decemberfalls short of a marriage rite.
Pew Research Center does not take policy positions. The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view of the subject. He is a lawyer and business manager who's also spent 15 years working for both the Australian army and navy.
And guess what. The Metropolitan Community Church 43, members sees its mission being social as well as spiritual by standing up for the rights of minorities, particularly those of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Aitken says, "A long-standing injustice would be corrected, and the entire gay and lesbian community would feel more accepted.
On March 17,ratification by a majority of presbyteries was reached on a constitutional amendment passed by that same General Assembly, which broadened the definition of marriage in the Directory for Worship from only being between "a man and a woman," to "two people, traditionally a man and a woman," thus giving official sanction to, while not making it mandatory for, any congregation's pastor to preside over and bless marriage ceremonies for same-gender couples.
In France there was an Islamic same-sex marriage on February 18,
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Use the lead layout guide to ensure the section follows Wikipedia's norms and is inclusive of all essential details. There is no official Hindu position on same-sex marriage. The Reform and Reconstructionist Jewish movements have supported gay and lesbian rights, including same-sex marriage, since the mids.