The debate over same-sex marriage has been raging as the Supreme Court prepares to issue a decision on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the California law that made such marriages illegal. However, the discussion also extends beyond the political landscape, as churches across the world are having similar conversations about how their religion’s dogma should apply to this contentious topic.

Our new documentary, “A Church Divided,” explores the issue within the United Methodist Church, which weighed whether homosexuality is compatible with Christian teaching at its global convention in April. We hosted a free screening of the film with KQED earlier this week in San Francisco, followed by a panel discussion with the reporters and a few of the documentary’s subjects. 

To continue this conversation, we’re wondering how your church discusses the issue of same-sex marriage. Share your insights with us by filling out the form below. 

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Marie McIntosh is a news engagement specialist at The Center for Investigative Reporting, focusing on Junior Watchdogs, CIR's hub for information for kids. Marie works closely with the editorial team to find stories that affect kids, parents and teachers. Those stories cover nutrition, safety, education and more. Marie manages the production of video games and activity books and develops resources that engage kids and their families. She also supports CIR's events. Previously, she was the editorial assistant and social media manager for The Bay Citizen, which merged with CIR in 2012. Before that, Marie worked in textbook publishing in Boston.