Gay Marriage

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A legally or socially recognized marriage between two persons of the same biological sex or social gender
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Sotto likewise said that same-sex union would be more acceptable than marriage.
a backer of the Religious Right agenda, has relented in his quest to block a judicial nominee who attended a same-sex union ceremony.
While the ELCA does not currently approve of same-sex union ceremonies or of pastors in same-sex relationships, it is the largest religions body in the U.
This consultation occurred in the context of a Methodist jury's decision to revoke the credentials of outspoken pastor Jimmy Creech for presiding over the ceremony of a same-sex union, the harshest penalty yet for such an act within that denomination.
The Reverend Jimmy Creech in November was unanimously convicted of blatantly disobeying United Methodist Church law and defrocked of his ordination for performing the same-sex union ceremony of two men in April.
Nevertheless he confidently dismisses the notion that these ceremonies were directed at cementing some form of "blood brotherhood," settling familial disputes or fashioning political alliances: "The same-sex union ceremony makes no mention - in any of its varieties in any language - of tribal, clan, or family loyalty or union: it is unmistakably a voluntary, emotional union of two persons.
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Monday said he would author a bill to legalize same-sex union.
Robredo said she wants the government to listen to the voices of LGBT community and open the debate on same-sex union.
No same-sex union can realize the unique and full potential which the marital relationship expresses.
While the Catholic Church denounces same-sex union, Villegas said being a homosexual was not a sin in itself.
The Catholic Church and other religious institutions condemn same-sex union as a sin and as totally unacceptable.
There are those who argue that because General Synod did not pass a motion claiming its authority on the matter, it may be left to a local church (diocese, parish, or parish priest) to make decisions about moving forward with same-sex union blessings.