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Marriage ruling brings mixed feelings from church leaders

Clergy at St. John’s United Methodist Church also look forward to the day they can officiate same-sex nuptials. As of news time, the church was preparing for a marriage ... this fall to all students who will be 4 years old on or before Sept. read more

Texas Church Says It Won't Officiate Weddings Until It Can Marry Same-Sex Couples

A Texas church recently voted to stop hosting weddings as long as its denomination prohibits clergy from officiating same-sex marriages ... of full inclusion of all persons.” People who scheduled their weddings before the resolution was announced ... read more

Trips Down the Aisle Halted at Texas Church Until 'Inclusion of All People'

AUSTIN, Texas - Leadership at an Austin church have decided not to perform any more wedding ceremonies, in an effort to support members of the LGBT community. The Methodist Church currently does not allow its clergy to officiate same-sex marriages. read more

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Episcopal diocese to consider same-sex marriage at convention

The national church's decision came in the wake of the June 26 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage across the U.S. Bishop John Bauerschmidt, of the Episcopal Diocese ... also can ask clergy in other dioceses to officiate. read more

Presbyterians vote to allow same-sex marriage

"The Presbyterian Lay Committee mourns these actions and calls on all Presbyterians to resist and protest them," the group said in a statement. Close to half of the clergy in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) work in areas where same-sex couples can legally ... read more

A Dallas church voted to perform gay marriages, and it's getting kicked out of the Texas Baptists

As soon as the Dallas church completed its vote, the Baptist General Convention of Texas started proceedings to kick the church out of the denominational body. “All ... of same-sex marriage earlier, but had slipped under the convention’s radar until ... read more

United Methodist Church Takes ‘Historic Action’ Toward LGBT Equality

[This] is just a beginning, but it signals hope to an end of church trials, to celebrating all marriages, to accepting the gifts of our LGBTQ candidates for ministry, clergy and lay ... pastors the ability to officiate same-sex marriages, with the debate ... read more

Presbyterians approve gay marriage in church constitution; largest Protestant group to do so

After all ... marriage at a national meeting in June. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, which eliminated barriers to gay ordination in 2009, takes a similar approach, allowing some discretion by clergy and congregations to officiate at same-sex ... read more

Is the United Methodist Church Headed for an Epic Split Over Gay Marriage?

In fact, these rogue Methodist clergy have been pledging to defy the church and officiate same-sex marriages (some already ... while not supportive of gay marriage, does believe in equal rights for all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation. read more

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