Archived from the original PDF on Due to the ambivalent language about homosexuality in Buddhist teachings, there has been no official stance put forth regarding the issue of marriage between members of the same gender.
Inthe UK parliament brought in a law known as the Marriage Same Sex Couples Act so that a couple of the same sex can get married in England, Scotland and Wales, although this excludes getting married in a religious establishment. Baptist Press.
From the magazine issue dated Dec 15, Devi, Shakuntala The creation story in Genesis shows how male and females are intimately connected to each other:.
There is also a concern that religious people might be marginalized for their beliefs about marriage. Namespaces Article Talk. However, Miller argues that the Bible supports the idea of monogamous relationships, including gay marriage. These two meanings or values of marriage cannot be separated Having casual sexual relationships, known as promiscuity, is viewed as wrong by Christians, as it devalues both the act of sex and the person.
Bible Gateway. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 15 million members believes that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that children are entitled to be raised by a mother and a father who honor their marital vows with complete fidelity.
Support is highest in Neo-DruidismWicca and Asatru. The Guardian. Elder Dallin H. The Church teaches that, The spouses' union achieves the twofold end of marriage: the good of the spouses themselves and the transmission of life.
Some families may come from a tradition of arranged marriages but now adopt a more Western way of finding a suitable partner, eg approaching a matchmaking or dating agency. Christians believe that sex should not be devalued by promiscuity. At the United States Unitarian Universalist General Assembly , delegates voted overwhelmingly that they would perform same-sex marriage ceremonies, and the church has been performing weddings with and without state sanction ever since.
Perry lost that lawsuit but launched the debate over same-sex marriage in the U. Rough Guides Ltd. Most Protestants are happy to follow the guidance of their church, especially over the use of contraception.