Though the law will allow gay couples to get married in churches across the country, individual priests will be permitted to turn down officiation
The event was organised by Pinoy Expatriates Addicted To Sports (Pinoy XPATS) and is under the officiation
of Qatar Basketball Federation of Referees.
Still, I cannot fathom how he came to his supposition that Quebec politicians, fearing the moral force of the Catholic church in the province, will one day inflict officiation
of same-sex marriage on its priests in order "to cripple it.
Position Paper in Favor of Rabbinic Officiation
of Same-sex Ceremonies.
While trial by ordeal generally involved officiation
by priests in the West, trial by battle did not.
221) CENTRAL CONFERENCE OF AMERICAN RABBIS, RESOLUTION ON SAME GENDER OFFICIATION
, (2000), available at http://data.
Word of the pastor's ordination of gays and lesbians and officiation
at same-sex marriages--Van Kuiken had performed about a dozen same-sex marriage ceremonies using the same verbiage as that used for heterosexual couples--quickly spread to conservative Presbyterians.