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

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    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. – fгedsbend Jul 20 '13 at 1:12
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    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 The list would be changing and this question would be out-of-date in short order.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 Stratton Jul 20 '13 at 4:26

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]