Religion and Faith

News of LGBT and allied people of faith, and stories that show the ways in which people of faith interact with the LGBT community

Denmark to Allow Same-Sex Couples to Marry in Churches

Demnark announced this week it plans to allow same-sex couples to get married in formal church weddings, instead of the short blessing ceremonies that the state Lutheran Church currently offers them. Denmark was the first country in the world to legalize same-sex unions, in 1989.
Washington Post
November 24, 2011

Giving Thanks for Pullen Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC

As we gather with family and friends this Thanksgiving to give thanks GLAAD asks you to remember those LGBT-supportive faith communities who are doing the work of justice in the world. This week the Raleigh News Observer brought us a story this week of Pullen Baptist Church. The church voted unanimously to discontinue performing legal weddings in the church building until all couples are able to have their marriages recognized by the state of North Carolina.

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Raleigh Congregation Votes to Back Marriage Equality

Marriage ceremonies at the Raleigh church will continue to be conducted, but the pastor won't sign a certificate the state requires to establish a legal marriage. No one spoke out against the marriage statement Sunday in a gathering that filled a meeting hall with mostly gray-haired churchgoers.
News & Record
November 21, 2011


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