Christian Statement on Civil Marriage Equality
No single religious voice speaks for all faith traditions on issues of sexuality and marriage, nor should government take sides on religious differences. Therefore, each religious group must have the right to discern who is eligible for marriage in its own tradition, and all clergy should be free to solemnize marriages without state interference. In fact, many religious traditions perform same gender unions and weddings. As Christians, we call on the state to recognize all religious bodies’ marriage ceremonies as legal. The best way to protect our nation’s precious religious freedom is to respect church-state separation and full equality under the law.
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