Methodist denominations have differing views on homosexuality, people who are in homosexual relationships, and same-sex marriage. These views have changed over time. The United Methodist Church has approximately The Church supports efforts to stop violence and coercion against persons based on sexual orientation. However, churches and families are urged not to reject or condemn lesbian and gay people and to accept them as members.
Episcopal Church says all same-sex couples can now marry in their home churches
Episcopal Church allows same-sex marriage in all churches
This is a list of Christian denominational positions on homosexuality. The issue of homosexuality and Christianity is a subject of on-going theological debate within and between Christian denominations and this list seeks to summarise the various official positions. Within denominations, many members may hold somewhat differing views on and even differing definitions of homosexuality. The Seventh-day Adventist Church is opposed to same-sex sexual practices and relationships on the grounds that "sexual intimacy belongs only within the marital relationship of a man and a woman. The Anglican Communion has been divided over the issue of homosexuality in several ways.
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Though the Supreme Court has declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and invalidated California's gay marriage ban , marriage remains a complicated and contested issue among religious denominations. Nationwide, supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage rights announced plans following the rulings Wednesday for prayer meetings and other gatherings, including an event supporting same-sex marriage on Wednesday in the Washington National Cathedral. Gary Hall. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, which supported DOMA and has been one of the largest national advocates against same-sex marriage, and the Southern Baptist Convention, said it will continue efforts to stop same-sex marriage from being further legalized. The court ruling on California's Proposition 8 effectively will allow gay marriage in the state, but does not change same-sex marriage laws or bans in other states.