Pope Benedict warns against gay marriage. Guidelines drawn up ahead of new laws later this year raise concerns that the procedure, to offer a legal status to gay couples, may act to "erode the unique position" of marriage.
But she goes, and she wears a small rainbow pride pin, "so that someone who might be gay knows there's someone who cares about gay people.
Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. Sylvain is from Montpellier in the South of France. They also add that changing the law would "gradually and inevitably transform society's understanding of the purpose of marriage. The House of Bishops confirmed that gay clergy intending to enter a civil partnership will be expected to first consult their Bishop and also pledge to remain chaste.
Speaking to the BBC, Suzie Leafe, the director of the conservative evangelical group Reform, said: "Marriage is a lifelong relationship between a man and a woman, and this has been, and still, is the understanding of the vast majority of the worldwide church for two millennia.
Gay wedding plans 'completely nuts' - Peter Bone MP. The service is described as church against same sex marriage in Oldham contrary to nor a departure from" the doctrine of the church, and individual ministers or parishes could opt out of performing the blessing if they wished.
Inthe church voted to allow local presbyteries to decide whether to ordain gay and lesbian people as ministers. Mormon Newsroom. Related Stories. Quakers in these countries have become active in the fight for equality of marriage for same-sex couples, and perform same-sex commitment or marriage ceremonies as part of Quaker business.
They offer friendship, prayer and support before and after a wedding, whether it is a church wedding or not. Courtesy of Courage Campaign hide caption. They also add that changing the law would "gradually and inevitably transform society's understanding of the purpose of marriage. Currently same-sex marriages are banned in Anglican churches in England and Wales, but they began in Scotland earlier in