Bishops back gay weddings

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A majority of Norwegian bishops think the Norwegian church should be able to conduct wedding ceremonies for gays. Oslo’s bishop, though is opposed.

Eight of 12 bishops voted at a bishops’ meeting in Oslo this week that gays should be allowed to marry in the church, and as a first step, they hoped that all 12 would support a liturgy for gays who legally had married in a civil ceremony.

Oslo Bishop Ole Christian Kvarme wouldn’t go along, nor would the bishops from Møre, Bjørgvin or Agder. They continue to claim that marriage between the same sex can’t be a marriage under Christian theology. staff