Religious Support for Marriage Equality Marches Forward

The legal argument against marriage equality is being upended by the numerous Christian and Jewish bodies that support LGBT rights.

BY Trudy Ring

September 04 2014 5:00 AM ET

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
The Religious Society of Friends, whose adherents are better known as Quakers, has no central authority that sets policy for the faith, but many congregations are LGBT-affirming and bless same-sex marriages. Quakers have a history of advocating for social justice, and for some Quaker groups this has included LGBT equality. The American Friends Service Committee, an independent Quaker nonprofit organization, has been working on LGBT rights since the 1960s. Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Concerns is a good resource for LGBT people interested in the faith.

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