Just offering the following as a bit of balance to commonly held views on church and marriage, as what we are doing is something that really gladdens my heart.
My church congregation is actively debating whether we should accept requests and provide for same-sex marriages in my church. As you might imagine it is a contentious subject, and so we have arranged two sessions to discuss the matter to enable us to reach a decision, and the decision is ours and ours alone. We will have one session in March and one in April, giving us time between the sessions to reflect and seek spiritual guidance on what we hear. If we do not reach a decision in April and some require more time to decide then we will meet maybe June time.
Currently the significant majority are in favour, but we’d like to have the broadest, if not full, consensus. As a congregation we are are fully committed to outreach and community, and all being welcome. Not all denominations are as stuck in the past and as close-minded as many seem to believe and would have others believe.