General Conference

Supreme Court rules on same-sex marriage

Seventh-day Adventist Church maintains biblical stance.

North American Division Communication

Editors Note: The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and the North American Division issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage on Friday, June 26, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday, June 26, released its decision legalizing same-sex marriage across the United States.

Even with the Supreme Court’s decision, the Seventh-day Adventist Church maintains its fundamental belief that marriage was divinely established in Eden and affirmed by Jesus to be a lifelong union between a man and a woman.

While the church respects the opinions of those who may differ, it will continue to teach and promote its biblically based belief of marriage between a man and a woman.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church believes that all people, regardless of race, gender, and sexual orientation are God’s children and should be treated with civility, compassion, and Christ-like love.

More information on the church’s belief on marriage can be found on