Friday, January 15, 2016

German Evangelical Church will marry same-sex couples


A group of Evangelicals controlling 719 parishes in west Germany have said they will start marrying gay and lesbian couples.
 
The Evangelical Church in the Rhineland, Germany’s second-biggest territorial church, voted on the decision during their synod.
 
Until now, gay couples could only receive a consecration or blessing, which does not count as a religious ceremony. The new change in church constitution abolishes this separation.
 
During a debate, members said there was no legal or theological reason for a different treatment of married couples and those living in a civil partnership.
 
It's time Germany!


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