Friday, November 14, 2008

Church leaders for same-sex marriage

While an uphill battle here in Maine, there is a clear generational shift on the issue. But this is a good sign.
"Religious leaders across the state held news conferences today to urge Mainers to end marriage discrimination against same-sex couples.

“We feel a moral obligation at this pivotal time to raise our voices on behalf of Mainers who are denied that most basic human right—the right to marry and form a family with the person of their choice,” said the Rev. Mark Doty, pastor at the Hammond Street Congregational Church, where a press conference was held.

Doty announced that more than 120 religious leaders from 14 different faith traditions across Maine, have formed the Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry in Maine." - Bangor Daily News

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