Spain to get church for same-sex marriages: report

Spain, which has become a world leader in gay rights in recent years, is to get its first gay Christian church to celebrate marriages between same-sex couples, a news report said Sunday.

The US-based Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) is to open a congregation in Madrid in October, the daily El Mundo said.

On its website, MCC said it was founded California in 1968 as “the world’s first church group with a primary, positive ministry to gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender persons.”

It now claims 43,000 members in 300 congregations in 22 countries.

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