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"Within our Church there is a spectrum of views on human sexuality. The current Methodist Standing Orders state our belief, "that marriage is a gift of God and that it is God's intention that a marriage should be a life-long union in body, mind and spirit of one man and one woman." At the same time we have since 1993 explicitly recognised, affirmed and celebrated the participation and ministry of lesbians and gay men, and been committed to a pilgrimage of faith to combat discrimination and give dignity and worth to people whatever their sexuality. The Conference in 2014 confirmed that there was no reason why Methodists may not enter legally formed same sex marriage (e.g. civil marriage or marriage in another denomination) or form a civil partnership.
The Marriage and Relationships Task Group has published its report in which these issues are re-examined. That report will be presented to the Conference of 2019." The 2019 Methodist Conference is from 27th June to 4th July.
To download the report, God in Love Unites Us click here.

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