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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

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

Since 1991, the ELCA has repeatedly passed resolutions welcoming LGBT persons; ReconcilingWorks is an active organization working to promote LGBT affirmation and equality in the ELCA.

LGBT Ordination Body: 

The ELCA allows and recognizes the ordination of LGBT individuals. 

Marriage Equality Body: 

As a national church, the ELCA neither authorizes nor prohibits pastors from recognizing and performing same-gender unions and marriages; the decision to do so rests with local churches/individual pastors.

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