In Julythe 25th General Synod  encouraged congregations to affirm "equal marriage rights for all", and to consider "wedding policies that do not discriminate based on the gender of the couple. Real Life. Church head welcomes same-sex marriage vote". On 21 Augustthe same body passed four ministry policy resolutions that opened the way for congregations to recognize and support such partnerships and for those in committed same-gender partnerships to be rostered leaders within the ELCA. There are, however, a growing number of LGBT affirming Pentecostal churches, both denominations and independent churches. The Moravian Church declared in that gays and lesbians were full members of the Christian community. Salt Lake Tribune.
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Deseret Morning News. The same acts would be considered equally 'contrary to the natural law' if performed by heterosexual couples. Some large denominations recognize and perform same-sex marriage and the ordination of clergy who are in same-sex relationships.
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