The issue is so divisive even voices inside the Vatican have sought to challenge the status quo . The Roman Catholic Church argues from a theological perspective against recognizing same-sex unions. Buddhist approaches to sexuality p. However, many Zoroastrians, termed "reformists", eschew the teachings of the Vendidad as corruptions of Zoroaster 's original message,  claiming the rules do not conform with 'Good Words, Good Thoughts and Good Deeds', and therefore have no spiritual significance. Search my Subject Specializations: On October 11,some religious leaders gave testimony to the Commission on Sexual Orientation and the Law in support of same-gender marriages. He argues that gay and lesbian unions would be "settled even more" if they were acknowledged with basic married rights.
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Religious Freedom and Gay Rights: Emerging Conflicts in the United States and Europe
The History of al-Tabari Vol. Even those in denominations with official stances are liberalizing, though not as quickly as those in more affirming religious groups. According to their explanations, all homosexuals and sexual deviants were once offenders of the Third Precept prohibiting sexual misconduct - at least in their past lives, and they must pay off their past sins in their present life. Publications Pages Publications Pages. Assemblies of God
They felt free to differ with each other; this is evidence of the liveliness of the debate, made possible by the fact that Hinduism has no one hierarchy or leader. One source of controversy is how same-sex marriage affects freedom of religion. January 30, News Release. Buddhism Hinduism Hare Krishna Sikhism. Abstract Since the s the issue of same-sex marriage has been publicly debated in the United States.