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Statement of the Adventist Church on Supreme Court decision on Same-Sex Marriage

Statement of the Adventist Church on Supreme Court decision on Same-Sex Marriage

U.S. President Barack Obama applauds same-sex marriage decision.

June 27, 2015 | Silver Spring, USA | NAD, ANN, CD EUD NEWS.

In a landmark opinion, a divided Supreme Court on Friday ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide, establishing a new civil right and handing gay rights advocates a historic victory.

In the 5-4 ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority with the four liberal justices. Each of the four conservative justices wrote their own dissent.

Even with the Supreme Court’s decision, the Seventh-day Adventist Church maintains its fundamental belief that marriage was divinely established in Eden and affirmed by Jesus to be a lifelong union between a man and a woman.

While the church respects the opinions of those who may differ, it will continue to teach and promote its biblically based belief of marriage between a man and a woman.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church believes that all people, regardless of race, gender, and sexual orientation are God’s children and should be treated with civility, compassion, and Christ-like love.

More information on the church’s belief on marriage can be found on adventist.org

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