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The Church of Sweden performs blessings of same-sex couples. Central teaching remains clear that such unions can in no ways be sanctioned by the Catholic Church. The following table summarizes various denominational practices concerning members who are currently in a homosexual relationship. The Episcopal Diocese of Maine received a record number of applications last year for the position. By explicitly stating the two positions, this decision fleshes out a Assembly Standing Committee decision which did not ban people with a homosexual orientation from membership. The Church recognizes that homosexuality is an innate condition in most cases, not a choice, and therefore cannot be considered a sin.

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The Protestant Church in the Netherlands has chosen not to address marriage in its post-merger canon law; however, the by-laws of the church allow for the blessing of relationships outside of marriage.

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List of Christian denominational positions on homosexuality

The rite had been adapted from an existing rite already in use for the blessing of civil marriages between opposite-sex couples. The Methodist Church of Great Britain Within the Methodist Church of Great Britain, people have many views about human relationships, sexuality and the nature and purpose of marriage. By the nature of United Church of Christ polity, General Synod resolutions officially speak "to, but not for" the other settings of the denomination local congregations, associations, conferences, and the national offices. The African Methodist Episcopal Churchwhich is in full communion with the UMC, currently prohibits its ministers from officiating same-sex weddings, but it does not have an official policy on gay pastors and, therefore, gay ministers have been ordained in the AME. It will enable Integrity to reach out to LGBT persons who have been rejected by the churches they were raised in, as well as those who were raised without any connection to Christianity. Blessings must not resemble too closely a marriage rite, with the specific proviso that no form of blessing used for marriage in the official rites of the Anglican Church of Canada or other parts of the Anglican Communion may be used with same-sex couples. The council also rendered a decision allowing a Virginia pastor to deny church membership to a gay man.

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This is coordinated through the Brethren Mennonite Council on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Interests with over 70 participating congregations. The Church must provide support for homosexuals to find "healing and wholeness" in their "broken sexuality". The church does not nationally allow the ordination of gay or lesbian pastors, but some Jurisdictions and Annual Conferences have begun to ordain gay and lesbian pastors and same-sex marriages or have passed resolutions supporting such ceremonies. The Moravian Church in North America's Northern Province has passed several liberal resolutions on homosexuality, but has not yet been able to "address the issue of a marriage covenant between homosexual persons". InEva Brunne became the first lesbian woman to be elected as a bishop, in the Diocese of Stockholm.

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