And higher education levels had a slightly, but not remarkably positive relationship with voting yes. It doesn't specify the gender of one's partner. Thus, the denomination does not sanction UMC ministers or UMC churches to conduct civil union ceremonies, despite appeals from some regional congregations and clergy that it do so. The Guru's silence on homosexuality has led to a history of ambivalence on the topic. Often their information was mediated primarily through religious institutions, he said.
The idea that gay couples shouldn't be allowed to marry because they can't procreate is extremely popular.
Instead, the previous day, a majority of delegates indicated that they would support a stricter approach to the existing policies, including encouraging dissenters to leave the church. This is clear, sound advice and seems to suggest that sexual misconduct is that which would disrupt existing family or love relationships. And the debate within the Presbyterian Church has already led some congregations to break away and join other, more conservative Presbyterian denominations.
Rights and legal issues.