Can same-sex couples marry in a church?
Yes. In jurisdictions where same-sex marriage is legal, the ceremony can be performed by a civil authority (e.g., judge, justice of the peace) or by registered clergy.
The only thing that could prevent a same-sex couple from marrying in a church is if the hierarchy of the church has promulgated doctrine condemning same-sex marriage. This has happened in some Christian denominations, but not in others. The individual clergy members of such a denomination would likely not be willing to permit a same-sex marriage ceremony to take place in their church, either because they themselves oppose it or because doing so would subject them to discipline from the church hierarchy.
It is important to note that many denominations not only permit
same-sex marriage, but will also ordain clergy who themselves are
parties to a same-sex marriage.
This depends on where you live. In places where same-.sex marriage is legal it's not always allowed in a church with the whole wedding ceremony. In some places you are allowed to get a blessing in church.
Most Christian Churches do not perform same sex marriages. It is usually a non religious ceremony, performed by a secular person allowed to marry people.. It is a very rare Christian Church that will perform a same sex marriage.
Yes. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) can marry whomever they want. The Church suggests that married couples should have similar moral and religious standards to ensure a strong marriage relationship, and suggests that Church members should marry other Church members, but it is not a requirement. Mormons marry non-Mormons all the time!
Are priests and clergymen in England forced to marry same-sex couples even if they don't hold to such beliefs?
Yes. Interracial marriages are welcome in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church). The Church and Church leaders may only suggest marriage to a faithful Church member, but otherwise cannot direct members who to marry. Check out the "Related Links" below to see images of interracial Mormon couples.
At least one of the couples needs to be baptized Catholic so you will need a sealed copy of the baptismal certificate, obtained by callling the church of baptism. Ther are other papers in the process depending on the other party, but you will need to sign oath on papers provided attesting to freedom to marry and upbringing of children, and permanent commitment of marriage.
It depends on your definition of "minister" as a baptist, the minister of the church is a Reverend and therefore it's leader (the same as a priest or vicar). Therefore, yes.. they can marry you. Some churches have more than one Reverend but I'm not sure if all of them would hold the same legal necessities to marry couples, or if it would just be the lead Rev. Check with the church, they will know…
Yes, they do. Many times, Catholics who are not regular attendees at their own church, will come to an Episcopal Church to get married to a Protestant because the ceremonies are nearly the same. The Episcopal Church has no rule about the denominations of couples who may marry in the Episcopal church. However, other churches do not feel the same and often restrict who can marry whom. You do not need to be a member…