Same sex marriages and churches. Proudly powered by WordPress. 11.04.2019 Kall One true religion? RFRA was passed in response to the Smith case discussed above; it restores in statutory form the protections that Smith removed. The church is sometimes unsure or too afraid to respond, he said. More information. Read more in The Guardian. It is a beautiful deception. However, for a range of reasons — shared resources, young sex meet in education, insurance, political lobbying, engagement with other denominations — even congregational churches form broader unions. Sponsored link. Vermont became the first state where the legislature, without judicial mandate, passed a statute to allow same-sex marriage. That they, as a non-liturgical church, ever developed a shared rite might be considered remarkable. Same sex marriages do not last.