However, there are exceptions when individual priests carry out informal blessings. As Robyn Whitaker has noted, churches will not be forced by the state to offer same-sex marriages. The first factor is misinformation leading to fear. Archived from the original on November 20, Several Australian bishops publicly supported the "no" vote in the referendum on gay marriage. The Remonstrants perform weddings for both heterosexual and same-sex couples.
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Catholic Church and gay marriage
Oaks Speech on Religious Freedom". In Australia the Uniting Church in Australia allows blessing of same-sex unions. Homosexuality and religion Transgender people and religion. In response to efforts to introduce same-sex marriage in Uruguay inPablo Galimberti, the Bishop of Saltoon behalf of the Uruguayan Bishops Council, said that marriage was "an institution that is already so injured" and that the proposed law would "confuse more than clarify". Ingham says of the practice:
Four churches of the Union of Utrechtwhich shares full communion with the Anglican Churches through the Bonn Agreementalso permit such blessings: New Zealand's Anglican News Leader". To date, no major denomination has publicly shifted to allow same-sex marriage. They strongly oppose abortion access, equality for sexual minorities, and same-sex marriage. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Human rights issues have received poor attention in Theravada countries, as the culture is rooted in the belief in the Law of Karma, which is more popular among Thai Buddhists than philosophical and advanced scriptural studies in Buddhism.