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Which churches have decided to permit gay marriage at a denominational level?

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closed as too broad by David, Caleb Jul 20 '13 at 9:08

There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

This probably isn't a very good question for this site, as the list is constantly changing. Any answer provided will be inaccurate within a short period of time. Further, many denominations don't take a stand on the issue, leaving it up to individual congregations to decide whether to permit it or not, making the list even more complex than at first blush. – Flimzy Jul 19 '13 at 23:01
Simply put, this is not definitively answerable. – fredsbend Jul 20 '13 at 1:12
I don't want to discourage you, but I'd second @Flimzy's comment. The list would be changing and this question would be out-of-date in short order. I'd suggest trying Wikipeda. I know for a fact they have a list there, and it's likely to be kept updated. – David Jul 20 '13 at 4:26
up vote 1 down vote accepted

The United Church of Christ:

Churches in the UCC can sanctify same-sex unions.[28] The resolution "In support of equal marriage rights for all", supported by an estimated 80% of the UCC's 2005 general synod delegates, made the United Church of Christ the first major Christian deliberative body in the U.S. to make a statement of support for "equal marriage rights for all people, regardless of gender," and is hitherto the largest Christian denominational entity in the U.S. supporting same-sex marriage.[29] This resolution (and the sanctification of same-sex marriages), however, is not supported by some congregations.[29] Of particular note, the Iglesia Evangelica Unida de Puerto Rico, a long-standing conference within the UCC, voted by a 3–1 margin to withdraw its affiliation with the UCC over the same-sex marriage issue.[30] And the Biblical Witness Fellowship, a conservative evangelical organization that is a small but vocal voice within the denomination, accepts only heterosexual marriage.[31]

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