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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At the same time, a commission of the Northeast Synod of the Presbyterian Church USA ruled in support of same-sex unions and approved the candidacy of gay and lesbian persons for ordination.
Although they do not have written policies, major newspapers across the country like the "Boston Globe," the "Los Angeles Times" and the "Dallas Morning News" still do not print same-sex union announcements, although each city has a large and visible gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.
Gumbleton's take on same-sex unions is similarly nuanced.
Perry said that while heresy charges against a priest for blessing a same-sex union would likely fail, there would be other grounds for discipline.
New Zealand's Catholic bishops support legal registration of same-sex unions, though not as a steppingstone to legal marriage, in a position that contrasts with recent statements by Pope John Paul II condemning civic unions.
Stand on same-sex unions: Lobbying heavily in favor of antimarriage constitutional amendment; bans all same-sex union ceremonies.
7 An Indiana judge dismisses a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex unions.
But what received far less coverage, experts say, was the behind-the Scenes debate over the question of church-sanctioned same-sex unions.
The same-sex union case illustrates what happens when secular ideologies insist on the separation of law and morality.
It said 24 out of 47 member states of the Council of Europe rights watchdog had already legislated in favour of same-sex unions.
A resolution giving priests and parishes the option to bless same-sex unions was approved by a majority vote at the 143rd synod of the diocese in Halifax last May.
DALLAS * The United Methodist church's highest court has ruled that clergy may not officiate at same-sex unions, even in states where such marriages are legal.