If churches fall under the jurisdiction of public accommodation laws, and then act in a manner governed by public accommodations laws such as opening their facilities to the public for marriage ceremoniesit is possible that states could try to force them to host same-sex weddings if they try to only permit marriages between a man and a woman in their facility. The insistence of Bishop Jacques Gaillot to preach a message about homosexuality contrary to that of the official church teaching is largely considered to be one of the factors that led to him being removed from his See of Evraux, France, in All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from August Articles with dead external links from September Articles with permanently dead external links CS1 maint: Whether churches fall under the jurisdiction of public accommodations laws could affect whether they can be forced to permit same-sex marriages on their property and in their facilities. Catholic legislators were instructed that supporting such recognition would be "gravely immoral," and that they must do all they could do actively oppose it, bearing in mind that "the approval or legalisation of evil is something far different from the toleration of evil". LGBT Christian clergy. Gender discrimination is also a chargeable offense under church law.
Inthe New York Annual Conference ordained the denomination's first openly gay and lesbian clergy.
The blessing of same-sex unions became a subject of media attention in the Vancouver area in May, when Bishop Michael Ingham of the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster announced that he had given priests in some parishes the authority to bless gay and lesbian unions. For some years, the Anglican Church of Australia has debated the blessing of same-sex marriages. Views Read Edit View history. Sin embargo, no todas las iglesias protestantes tienen la misma postura.
While religious liberty challenges are expected to occur going forward, they will likely be aimed at other religious entities and individuals first, as legal protections for pastors and churches are currently quite strong.