Historically, the Catholic Church has resisted the acceptance of homosexuality within Christian society and has on occasions punished those who have transgressed. Members of Conservative Judaism  and Reform Judaism  support marriages for same-sex couples. Part of a series on the. The second factor relates to the polity and practice of the particular denomination. Even within the Roman Catholic Church, there can be found a few a groups who support for same-sex marriage.
The Bishop of Antwerp, Johan Bonnycalled in for the Church to devise a blessing for homosexual couples that would recognize the "exclusiveness and stability" of such unions.
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Aitken cites a precept about sex which Zen Buddhists inherit from earlier classical Buddhists teachings. Christian denominations and groups that have been vocal and or active in their opposition to same-sex marriages include the:. Although the majority of world religions oppose to same-sex marriage, the number of religious denominations that are conducting same-sex marriages have been increasing in recent times. Several weddings took place by Hindu rites, with some family support, while the suicides resulted from families forcibly separating lovers. 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. Archived from the original on April 14, Encyclopedia of the Ancient Greek World.
Retrieved 28 September Religion and Same-Sex Marriage. Matthew Shepard Online Resources. Retrieved 27 August Available editions United Kingdom.