Sincethe southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo also has allowed gay marriages. Hungary and the Czech Republic, however, do recognize same-sex partnerships; ina Budapest court ruled that same-sex marriages performed abroad must be recognized as partnerships. With the legalization of gay marriage, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark which is the state churchis required to allow same-sex couples to marry in churches. South Africa is the only sub-Saharan African country where same-sex couples can marry. The United Church now allows individual congregations to decide whether or not to perform these marriages. Members of Conservative Judaism  and Reform Judaism  support marriages for same-sex couples. While the Biblical passages mentioned above do not define the institution of marriage, Genesis 2:
The Orthodox Church believes that homosexual behavior is a sin.
Those who would move from tolerance to the legitimization of specific rights for cohabiting homosexual persons need to be reminded that the approval or legalization of evil is something far different from the toleration of evil. For example, while the Vatican and most of the Roman Catholic hierarchy oppose same sex marriages, there are a few Catholic theologians who support gay marriages. Despite growing support for same-sex marriage in many European countries, divisions remain.
It focuses instead directly on people's animus towards gays and lesbians.