Mennonite World Review. If the issue arises, it is up to the relevant Bishop to decide. The "church allows same-sex couples to have special prayers after their wedding", [ citation needed ] but does not allow gay priests to marry.
The rite had been adapted from an existing rite already in use for the blessing of civil marriages between opposite-sex couples. St John's, Waterloo. Published 19 May Due to its "local option", a number of congregations and ministers of the United Church of Canada a merger of Congregationalist, Presbyterian and Methodist congregations in Canada following presbyterian polity officiate at same-sex marriages, which are fully legal in Canada.
Nine states — including Connecticut, Iowa and Maryland — and the District of Columbia currently allow same-sex marriages. When a couple chooses to be married in the church, they should also be conscious that they are making a declaration of their relationship as a new ministry for the congregation and the world.
A church committee first recommended that they adopt a pro-same-sex marriage stance last October. Simply magical! Write to Nolan Feeney at nolan. By Andrew Dunn October 12, Views:.
I am an ordained minister and have been preforming weddings since I officiate for all ceremony beliefs, traditions and customs. Related Stories. On September 15, Myers Park Presbyterian brought in pastors on both sides of the issue to lecture for 90 minutes before the congregation.
Australian Quakers had been blessing same-sex unions since Lecture and discussion on "The Psychology of Spirituality. Anglican Communion. Archived from the original on 26 November In , the United Reformed Church allowed blessings of same-sex couples. Homosexuality and religion Transgender people and religion.