Religious and Faith-Based Perspectives on Marriage
For millions of Americans, their faith informs their understanding of the world. Many people of faith refer to the Golden Rule as they explore their feelings about the exclusion of gay and lesbian couples from marriage.
Many religious communities, including the United Church of Christ, Reform Judaism, Ecumenical Catholic Church, Unitarian Universalist Association and Metropolitan Community Churches already recognize the loving commitment of same-sex couples, while many religious leaders are playing a crucial role in advancing the freedom to marry. Conversations from the pews to the pulpit within religious communities are essential for moving marriage forward nationwide.
America needs to know that many faith leaders and theologians from diverse religious traditions strongly believe that all people have a God-given right to lead lives which fully express love, mutuality and commitment—including the right to marry.
— Reverend Debra W. Haffner, director of the Religious Institute, promoting the Open Letter to Religious Leaders on Marriage Equality
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