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:
- Some Protestant denominations of Christianity;
- Some branches of Judaism; and,
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.
Because same-sex marriage is a belief among homosexuals, therefore denying same-sex marriage is denying their beliefs. Alternate Viewpoint: Some organized religions support same-sex marriage and some oppose it. By banning same-sex marriage, the government is preventing some religions from marrying people it wants to marry, while siding with other religions that don't want members of other religions to marry.
Nobody is certain but what is certain is that marriage predates Abrahamic religions. The oldest world religions were pagan hence if you want to know what the earliest instances of marriage looked like you might want to look into modern reconstructions of ancient pagan religions. This can be found for example in Wicca or Neo-Druidism.
In general, a child's marriage terminates the parents' obligation to support; however, this varies from state to state. The custodial parent's marriage will not affect the non-custodial parent's obligation to support that child, unless the new spouse legally adopts the child. The non-custodial parent's marriage will not affect the child support.
A "mixed "marriage" is a marriage between people from different religions or from different races or ethnic communities. The term is used when the two religions, races, or ethnic groups are thought by many to be incompatible in some way, such as marriage between a white man and a black woman in the US south in the 1950s, so that it is appropriate or necessary to specify that it is not a "usual" marriage.
Does a non-custodial parent still have to pay child support if he or she marries the custodial parent in Michigan?
No. The court should be notified of the marriage so the child support order can be terminated. No. The court should be notified of the marriage so the child support order can be terminated. No. The court should be notified of the marriage so the child support order can be terminated. No. The court should be notified of the marriage so the child support order can be terminated.
Perhaps the most important benefit is showing children that despite what many religions say, gay marriage is no different from any other. The most important thing children need to know is that marriage is about more than "plumbing" -- it's about commitment, caring, support, and love. If the parents are caring and loving for each other and their children then all will be fine; if they aren't then there can be problems.