Religion and Same-Sex Marriage

Religion and Same-Sex Marriage

Another one from the NYC LGBT Pride Parade, 2015. The LGBT flag stands on the front yard of the The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York.

A few months ago, the largest Presbyterian denomination in the U.S. gave their final approval for same-sex marriage. Rev. Brian D. Ellison, the executive director of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians, said about the decision: "Finally, the church in its constitutional documents fully recognizes that the love of gays and lesbian couples is worth celebrating in the faith community". Christian Churches and other religions are split on same-sex marriage, with the Episcopal Church, the United Church of Christ, the Quakers, the Unitarian Universalist Association of Churches, Reform and Conservative Jewish movements among others, allowing same-sex couples to marry within their traditions. Buddhism and Hinduism do not have a clear position.

Correction: Pictured is the the front yard of the The Church of the Ascension NYC, an Episcopal Church. (The First Presbyterian is one block away). The Episcopal Church was among the first to embrace the LGBT community.
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