The church allows but does not require pastors to perform same-sex weddings. Millennium Edition. Most basic to understanding the First Amendment religion clauses is the recognition that it was intended to protect religious freedom. I would hope not. Secular government recognition of any other union within the definition of "marriage" would therefore reflect a belief in the moral equivalence of acts between a husband and wife and acts between two men or two women; this belief is contrary to Catholic doctrinal teaching. Latino Voices.
The Presbyterian Church USA General Assembly Permanent Judicial Commission ruled in that same-sex ceremonies are not forbidden, as long as they are not considered to be the same as marriage services.
Talk of gay rights has drowned out a more promising argument against bans on same sex marriage. Now I realize that the language of gay rights evokes the struggle for civil rights and racial equality. He goes on to explain that The Legislative Reference Bureau compiled a formidable list of rights that are extended to married couples in Hawai'i, but which are denied to couples who are gay and lesbian.
Orthodox Judaism maintains the traditional Jewish bans on both sexual acts and marriage amongst members of the same sex.