Do religions support same-sex marriage?

Most religions do not support or permit same-sex marriage. Therefore, most same-sex marriages are civil ceremonies. Some religions do, however, permit same-sex couples to marry and will provide clergy to officiate assuming other religious requirements are met. Among these are:

  1. Some Protestant denominations of Christianity;
  2. Some branches of Judaism; and,
  3. Wicca.

Some faiths are governed by structures (regions, bishoprics, national conventions, etc.) which establish formal answers to such issues, while others allow individual congregations a good deal of discretion. In the West, a number of Protestant denominations sanctify same-sex marriages, as does Reform Judaism. Some other denominations do not sanctify such marriages, but do not oppose civil same-sex marriage.