same-sex marriage

Churches and same-sex marriage..

Today the US Supreme Court repealed the federal DOMA (defense of marriage act) — the mis-labeled act actually prevented married gay couples from receiving the federal benefits of marriage — anything from filing jointly on tax returns to receiving military benefits was off the table until DOMA was repealed.  As you might have guessed, I’ve been against the DOMA in many ways, so today is a good day!

An interesting question — and one partially answered in this article — is about how churches handle same-sex marriage?

Since I believe in freedom all around, I also believe in religious freedom and that includes the right of a church to decide whom to marry — since I’m divorced, I can’t marry in the Catholic church without some fairly complex paperwork… and, if I wanted to marry another woman, I couldn’t do that either.  I’m fine with that — I see no reason to force churches to change their stance and provide same-sex couples the opportunity to get married in a church — especially since they can have a legal ceremony in 12 states…

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June 26, 2013 · 4:09 pm

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