I am a queer Presbyterian mum living in Wellington. One day I read an article titled “Gay Weddings Ban: Churches Say No.” There have been a number of other headlines along the same lines. This website is unapologetically biased towards a different perspective. There are many religious leaders who support marriage equality. Their voices are less likely to make headlines and when they do it is often the same few people in Auckland and Wellington who are quoted.
There are others all around the country.This website gathers a few of them together. As it launches it is based on a few emails sent through my personal networks and therefore is largely protestant ministers. I hope that other ministers and leaders of other faiths will get in touch so this can be expanded.
There are nine churches included at this stage, but a number of others will be making an official decision at their next parish council meeting or AGM so I hope that more will be added later.There are 32 ministers… and growing!
The people listed on these pages have said that they are happy to conduct same-sex weddings. Any other views expressed here may not be shared by all of them.