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Southern Baptist Preachers Won’t Marry Same Sex Couples

tripconyThe Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting began with a statement that they will not adhere to any legal redefinition of marriage.  That will leave gays and lesbians with options limited to marrying in other churches or chapels or in secular ceremonies such as by justices of the peace.  Where one gets married, of course, has no effect on how a same sex spouse terminates his or her marriage.  All divorces – even those dissolving what are known as covenant marriages– are governed by state laws which are constitutionally prohibited from treating those married in religious ceremonies differently from the way those married in secular ceremonies are treated.  If you are one of the 500 or more same sex couples who were recently married and would like to know your rights, please call us at 501-296-9999.