Open this photo in gallery:. Most of the reformed churches in Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches perform blessings for same-sex couples,  for example. He issued a rite and guidelines to permit the blessing of civil marriages regardless of the gender of the spouses.
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Log in Subscribe to comment Why do I need to subscribe? However, unlike the previous three court decisions, the Court of Appeal did not suspend its decision to allow Parliament to consider the issue. Archived from the original on February 9, Main article: Same-sex marriage in the Northwest Territories.
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In January,Morningside Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends became the first Quaker Meeting to take a same-sex marriage using the word marriage, rather than "commitment ceremony" under its care with the same sex marriage in canada cbc national in Crawley of John Bohne and William McCann on May 30, Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter.
These disagreements are primarily centered on the interpretation of various scripture passages related to homosexualityand in some churches on varying understandings of homosexuality in terms of psychologygenetics and other scientific data. New Zealand Herald. The Border Mail.
The General Synod of the United Church of Christ has passed a resolution affirming "equal marriage rights for couples regardless of gender and declares that the government should not interfere with couples regardless of gender who choose to marry and share fully and equally in the rights, responsibilities and commitment of legally recognized marriage".
New Zealand Herald. The Swedenborgian Church of North America allows ministers to choose whether to perform same-sex marriages. William H. The examples and perspective in this article deal primarily with Western culture and do not represent a worldwide view of the subject. In , the Church in Wales discussed same-sex marriages and "more than half of its Governing Body voted in favour of [same-sex marriage]".