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Same-Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage has highlighted high-profile relationships between theology, church, state, and society. Though a 2013 Pew Forum survey noted that nearly three-quarters of Americans think that legal recognition of same-sex marriage is “inevitable,” evangelicals remain largely opposed to redefining marriage, with less than a quarter favoring the policy. The divide between evangelicals and mainline U.S. churches on this issue has been further fueled by increasing support by state governments, culminating with the Supreme Court’s June 2013 ruling against a provision in the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prevented the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages.

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  • Schisms Over Same-Sex Marriage in the Mennonite Church - The Atlantic
    “The irony is that Mennonites are known around the world for the peace-making work that they’re doing,” Lapp said. “Yet within the Mennonite church denomination, we just struggle so much to figure out how can we bring those same principles to bear,” she said. “Mennonites certainly can be very passive aggressive to try to not be aggressive.”
  • Presbytery of East TN approves same-sex marriage amendment
    The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or PC(USA) is asking representatives from each of its more than 170 presbyteries to vote on the issue of same-sex marriage.

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