The latest Supreme Court conflict between protecting religious rights and fighting discrimination against gay couples divided and even seemed to perturb some of the justices Wednesday. In a teleconference hearing, they took up a case from Philadelphia, where city officials ended a contract to provide foster care services with Catholic Social Services. The agency said it would not accept applications from married same-sex couples who wanted to be foster parents, citing religious beliefs about marriage. The U. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit ruled the city was within its rights to end the contract and was not targeting the Catholic agency for its religious views. Instead, the court said, the city was insisting that those with whom it does business agree with its nondiscrimination policy.
Many views are held or have been expressed by religious organizations in relation to same-sex marriage. Although many of the world's religions are opposed to same-sex marriage, the number of religious denominations that are conducting same-sex marriages have been increasing since Religious views on same-sex marriage are closely related to religious views on homosexuality. Due to the ambivalent language about homosexuality in Buddhist teachings, there has been no official stance put forth regarding the issue of marriage between members of the same gender. There is no official Buddhist position on the issue of same-sex marriage.
British Broadcasting Corporation Home. In the Church of England, many Anglican clergy already bless same-sex couples on an unofficial basis but there is no authorised ceremony in England. The Anglican Communion still remains divided on the issue of homosexuality. Its first openly gay bishop - Gene Robinson of New Hampshire - visited the UK in November to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Changing Attitude, a group which campaigns for equality for lesbian and gay Anglicans in Britain.
You are here: Home Religious views on homosexuality and gay marriage. Religious views vary on homosexuality and gay marriage. Here are snapshots of how major religious denominations address the issue:. Ministers and psychologists are successfully treating homosexuality with success. Members are encouraged to reach out to homosexuals in love, so that they may repent and receive forgiveness.