The United Reformed Church Says Yes to Same-Sex Marriages.





Gay couples will be allowed to marry in United Reformed Church (URC) buildings following a vote by the General Synod.


The vote passed 240-21 making the URC the largest religious denomination in the UK to allow same-sex marriages. 

However, congregations will have the choice on whether or not to opt-in. 


First formed in 1972, the URC was a union of Presbyterian churches and English and Welsh congregational churches. 

The URC tends to be more progressive than other Christian denominations because it sets a high value on individual belief. 

This is fantastic news for religious LGBT couples. 

The UK's biggest Christian denominations The Catholic Church and The Church of England both have blanket bans on same-sex marriages

It’s hoped that the first same-sex weddings in URC churches will happen in the autumn.

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