In conservative Islamic nations, laws generally prohibit same-sex sexual behaviour, and interpretation of Sharia Law on male homosexuality carries the death penalty. University of California Press. Hindu groups are historically not unified regarding the issue of homosexuality, each one having a distinct doctrinal view. Now the obvious historical question then becomes this: On 29 Junethe Unitarian Universalists became the first major church "to approve religious blessings on homosexual unions.
The vast majority of Christian groups have been vocal and politically active in opposing same-sex marriage laws in the United States.
Views about same-sex marriage
Toward a Critical Buddhist Theology of Sexuality". In Cabezon, Jose Ignacio. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There are both conservative and liberal views about homosexuality and same-sex marriages in Hinduismsimilar to many other religions. Some infer from these images that at least part of the Hindu society and religion were previously more open to variations in human sexuality than they are at present. It is one of the sixteen precepts accepted by all Zen Buddhist monks, nuns and seriously committed lay people. Sikhism has no written view on the matter, but ina Sikh religious authority described homosexuality as "against the Sikh religion and the Sikh code of conduct and totally against the laws of nature," and called on Sikhs to support laws against gay marriage.
Among the religions that originated in Indiaincluding HinduismBuddhismJainism and Sikhismteachings regarding homosexuality are less clear than among the Abrahamic traditions, and religious authorities voice diverse opinions. The Bible was written for a world unlike our own. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. The natural order represented in nature is for male and female to unite. Archived from the original PDF on 8 October The Human Rights Campaign. What Would Buddha Do?