Friday, March 7, 2014
The Religious Coalition Against Discrimination will host a Sabbath Weekend for the Freedom of All to Marry Friday through Sunday.
More than 75 congregations are participating.
According to a press release, the coalition and Catholics for Marriage Equality "recognize the vast majority of people who are conflicted about supporting same-sex marriage are people of faith."
The weekend's activities will include sermons, forums and discussions at various churches, including Episcopal, Methodist, Lutheran, United Church of Christ and Unitarian Universalist. All conservative and reform Jewish clergy have announced their support for gay marriage, and "many of them will be using the opportunity of Rosh Hashanah to affirm the message of equality."
Voters will be asked Nov. 6 if they want to allow the state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Maine is one of four states voting on gay marriage this year.Tweet
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