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Texas Church Halts All Weddings Until Clergy Can Officiate Same-Sex Marriages

The leadership of the First United Methodist Church of Austin (FUMC Austin) recently announced they will not perform any wedding ceremonies until the church's national leadership permits clergy to officiate same-sex marriages. The Book of Discipline, which ... read more

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

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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

Methodist Church Stops All Weddings Until They Can Marry Same Sex Couples

The First United Methodist Church in Austin, Texas will not officiate any weddings ... marriages in all the 50 states as part of a historic ruling delivered in 2015. The clergy in the UMC, however, stands to be defrocked if they officiate any same-sex ... 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

Presbyterian Church changes definition of marriage to include same-sex couples

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

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


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