The debate over same-sex marriage frequently turns
on religious belief. A report by the Marriage Project titled “World
Religions and Same-Sex Marriage” concludes that no major
world religion supports same-sex marriage. However, within particular
traditions, clergy and lay people can be found on both sides of
the issue. In Massachusetts, nearly 500 clergy from eighteen faith
traditions signed the “Massachusetts
Religious Declaration for the Freedom of Same-Sex Couples to Marry.”
We will no doubt continue to see further pronouncements both for
and against same sex-marriage as the debate continues.
Signers of the Massachusetts Religious Declaration for the Freedom
of Same-Sex Couples to Marry.