When Same-Sex Marriage Was a Christian Rite

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chemicals
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When Same-Sex Marriage Was a Christian Rite

Post by chemicals » Sat May 12, 2012 12:43 pm

an interesting article :D
At St. John Lateran in Rome (traditionally the Pope's parish church) in 1578, as many as thirteen same-gender couples were joined during a high Mass and with the cooperation of the Vatican clergy, "taking communion together, using the same nuptial Scripture, after which they slept and ate together" according to a contemporary report. Another woman to woman union is recorded in Dalmatia in the 18th century.
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http://anthropologist.livejournal.com/1314574.html
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Re: When Same-Sex Marriage Was a Christian Rite

Post by paolovf » Wed May 16, 2012 1:10 pm

Good article.

Obviously marriage wasn't around since the dawn of time and of course it's changed since it was first brought about. On this basis it doesn't make sense to me for people to try and safeguard our 'traditional' matrimonial practices and legislation.
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