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United Church of Christ (UCC)

LGBT Ordination: 
LGBT Affirmation: 
Marriage Equality: 
LGBT Affirmation Body: 

The UCC actively affirms the LGBT community and works for LGBT equality, although local congregations vary in support. The UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns is a grassroots group growing the number of open and affirming UCC churches, which now number more than 1,000.

LGBT Ordination Body: 

In 1972, the UCC ordained the first openly gay pastor in a mainline denomination; they recognize and ordain openly LGBT clergy.

Marriage Equality Body: 

The UCC recognizes and allows clergy to perform same-gender marriages and unions; decision to do so rests with individual clergy. Actively works for marriage equality.

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