Blessing Same-Sex Marriages

Patricia Beattie Jung

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/2003

Issue: Defining Marriage (Vol. 23, No 1, Winter, 2003)

Conjugal relationships can be properly blessed when they are voluntary, publicly and communally supported, steadfast, and sexually exclusive. These elements exclude the possibility of the church's blessing of casual unions, but not necessarily the blessing of committed same-sex unions.

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