Christians believe that sex is sacred and a gift from God, for this reason most believe that sex should only take place within a marriage. Views Read Edit View history. An increasing number of marriages now break down and end in divorce. Archived from the original on November 20, According to the Catholic Church, extra-marital sex:.
The Church teaches that, The spouses' union achieves the twofold end of marriage: the good of the spouses themselves and the transmission of life.
Fox News. While the Biblical passages mentioned above do not define the institution of marriage, Genesis reads as follows: "Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State argue that by defining marriage as an opposite-sex institution, the state infringes upon the constitutional right to freedom of religion. The church allows but does not require pastors to perform same-sex weddings. BBC News.
Therefore many allow the use of artificial contraception as it allows a couple to show their love for each other and to regulate the size of their family.
Living together without being married is called cohabitation. Retrieved 2 June Attitudes to remarriage after divorce vary within and between religious traditions. Los Angeles Times. This liturgy, called " The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant, " would enable priests to bestow the church's blessing on same-sex couples; priests could refuse to perform marriages, and bishops could prohibit same-sex marriage in their diocese.
Many views are held or have been expressed by religious organizations in relation to same-sex marriage. Download as PDF Printable version. Shakuntala Devi's The World of Homosexuals can be said to have inaugurated social-reformist homophilic Indian writing in English.
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