N.C. church: Marriage equality or no marriages

Scotland introduces gay marriageBY MEREDITH BENNETT-SMITH
Huffington Post Gay Voices

A United Methodist church in Winston-Salem, N.C., has vowed to stop performing weddings until same-sex marriage is made legal. Last week, the Green Street United Methodist Church announced its decision to stop performing heterosexual marriages, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. Instead, the church’s leadership council is asking pastors to perform blessings.

The church made a public statement: “On the matter of same-sex marriage, Green Street UMC sees injustice in the legal position of state government and the theological position of our denomination. North Carolina prohibits same-sex marriage and all the rights and privileges marriage brings. The Leadership Council has asked that their ministers join others who refuse to sign any State marriage licenses until this right is granted to same-sex couples.”

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