Texas and the church aren’t often known for their progressive nature, but one church in Austin has decided to take a significant stand on LGBT rights.
The First United Methodist Church on 1201 Lavaca has this month announced that it will no longer hold any weddings until it is permitted to hold same-sex ceremonies, MyStatesman reports.
Additionally, the church’s clergy will not hold any wedding ceremonies off-site, though blessings, counselling and other ceremonies for either same-sex or straight couples are permitted.
Any weddings already booked before the announcement was made will still take place, but no new bookings will be taken.
The church held a vote among its congregation last month, and a massive 93 per cent agreed with the resolution.
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