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The debate over same-sex marriage frequently turns on religious belief. A report by the Marriage Project titled “World Religions and Same-Sex Marriage” concludes that no major world religion supports same-sex marriage. However, within particular traditions, clergy and lay people can be found on both sides of the issue. In Massachusetts, nearly 500 clergy from eighteen faith traditions signed the “Massachusetts Religious Declaration for the Freedom of Same-Sex Couples to Marry.” We will no doubt continue to see further pronouncements both for and against same sex-marriage as the debate continues.

Signers of MA Declaration of Religious Support
Signers of the Massachusetts Religious Declaration for the Freedom of Same-Sex Couples to Marry.