Maryland Question 6 Same-sex marriage in Maryland. Bell faulted the majority for not recognizing gay people as a suspect class in need of protection from discrimination. Unlike some other Protestant churches in the United States, the United Methodist Church is a global denomination, with more than 4 million members in other countries. Women, however, used transportation for a wide variety of things, including shuttling kids, helping aging parents with errands, going to various appointments and the like. In recent decades, however, many individual United Methodist churches — and even some conferences — have in effect chosen to view the rules as optional, a direction to which the more conservative conferences, principally in the American South and in Africa, have strenuously objected. The Baltimore Sun. The vote for the "Traditional" plan came after the church voted to reject an earlier proposal, known as the "One Church" plan, which would have allowed local churches to perform same-sex weddings and hire openly LGBT clergy.
Shayla Jordan, a year-old delegate from the church's Kansas-based Great Plains Conference, said 15, young United Methodists had signed a petition opposing the "Traditional" plan.
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The Court of AppealsMaryland's highest court, agreed to hear the state's appeal inbypassing the intermediate court.