Some churches open their doors to same-sex weddings

San Jose Mercury
June 13, 2008

Dozens of churches throughout the state have endorsed a November ballot initiative to ban gay marriage. But when same-sex couples begin leaving municipal offices next week with marriage licenses in hand, some clergy will be meeting them at the altar... Jay Johnson, a director at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, says there are clergy who, while supporting gay marriage, refuse to sign state marriage certificates because they don't want to blur the line between the religious and the secular.