Both denominations allow clergy to opt out of performing same-sex marriages, while the ELCA allows ministers and their congregations to determine their own policies.

The United Methodist Church does not allow same-sex blessings or marriages.

I realized that many of the wardrobe essentials I had listed on this site prior to November 2010 were a bit limited and I've come to understand that not everyone likes black.

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For example, if you're wearing a plain simple black dress, you can put the "frosting" on there with statement jewelry and a pair of trendy shoes. You can use them to tone down a too trendy or flashy outfit!

Like say, if you wore a ruffled striped shirt and would like to make it less frilly, just add a plain cardigan or V-neck sweater. They're classics that never get outdated and go with absolutely everything.

And the list is growing: Clergy from the Episcopal Church will be able to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies after the church’s General Convention recently approved a new definition of marriage.

Another mainline Protestant denomination, the Presbyterian Church (U. A.), voted to formally sanction same-sex marriage earlier this year.

The new definition of marriage for the Episcopal Church, a member of the Anglican Communion, drew “deep concern” from the archbishop of Canterbury, whose Church of England does not sanction same-sex marriage.

And the debate within the Presbyterian Church has already led some congregations to break away and join other, more conservative Presbyterian denominations.Schaefer’s case has split the church, with some clergy flouting the rules and marrying same-sex couples and other, more conservative members threatening to leave if the church does not hold to its current rules prohibiting gay marriage.Overall, a solid majority of white mainline Protestants (62%) now favor allowing gays and lesbians to wed, with just 33% opposed, according to a 2015 Pew Research Center survey.At the same time, in the past two decades, several other religious groups also have moved to allow same-sex couples to marry within their traditions.This includes the Reform and Conservative Jewish movements, the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ.But the trick is to wear it with a color from your palette, or Now keep in mind that the wardrobe essentials-checklist is just a minimum.