700 German Evangelical churches vote to marry same-sex couples

  • metta

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    Jan 16, 2016 5:40 PM GMT
    700 German churches vote to marry same-sex couples


    Landslide vote says ‘no legal or theological reason’ gays shouldn’t wed


    "A group of Evangelicals controlling 719 parishes in west Germany have said they will start marrying gay and lesbian couples.

    The Evangelical Church in the Rhineland, Germany’s second-biggest territorial church, voted on the decision during their synod today (15 January).

    It is also the second territorial church area out of 20 to open marriage ceremonies to all couples; the Evangelical Church of Hesse-Nassau was first to adopt a similar change in church constitution.

    Only seven out of 211 voting attendees voted against treating same-sex marriages the same as their straight counterparts and allowing all couples to sign the church register."


    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/700/
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    Jan 16, 2016 5:44 PM GMT
    I actually wonder how long it will be before infidelity creeps into some of those that were married. icon_surprised.gif

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    Jan 17, 2016 4:32 PM GMT
    FitLondoner2016 saidI actually wonder how long it will be before infidelity creeps into some of those that were married. icon_surprised.gif



    About as long as it takes some hetero couples to cheat.

    What are you getting at exactly? Are you insinuating same-sex couples shouldn't allowed to be married because some might not honor their vows? If so, you just argued why no one should be allowed to get married. The possibility for cheating is there for any married couple.
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    Jan 20, 2016 1:56 AM GMT
    It should be mentioned that "Evangelisch" in German simply means Protestant, so this is a bigger deal than it seems on the surface.

    Germany is strangely way behind the curve when it comes to gay marriage. It's really shameful for a country that thinks of itself as civilized.
  • tazzari

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    Jan 21, 2016 1:33 AM GMT
    Germany in many ways is still dealing with its WWII past, in some ways (books, movies) more now than ever before. To a degree this will stem from the lessons learned about exclusion and persecution.