Posted By Levi
Yesterday, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) took an historic vote to recognize gay marriage.The Church’s constitution traditionally recognizes marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The church kept the original definition of marriage but also defines marriage “as a unique commitment between two people.”
Over the past several years other religious groups have recognized same-sex marriages. These include the Reform and Conservative Jewish movements, the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ.
However, some of the largest religious institutions have remained firmly against allowing same-sex marriage, including the Roman Catholic Church, the Orthodox Jewish movement and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as the Southern Baptist Convention and other evangelical Protestant denominations.
Here is a nice chart from the Pew Research Center showing where the major religions now stand on gay marriage.
And this map tells us the current position of the various states on the issue.