The United Methodist Church has put Reverend Frank Schaefer on trial for performing a marriage ceremony for his son who is gay, which is against church doctrine and violates Schaefer's oath as a Methodist minister. : News Photo

The United Methodist Church has put Reverend Frank Schaefer on trial for performing a marriage ceremony for his son who is gay, which is against church doctrine and violates Schaefer's oath as a Methodist minister.

Credit: 
The Washington Post / Contributor
Spring City, PA - NOVERMBER 18: Tim and Debbie Schaefer talk outside the gymnasium where the United Methodist Church is conducting a trial because their father, Reverend Frank Schaefer, officiated Tim's marriage vows with his partner. By perfoming a gay marraige, Reverend Schaefer violated church doctrine. (PHOTO BY LORI WASELCHUK/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)
Caption:
Spring City, PA - NOVERMBER 18: Tim and Debbie Schaefer talk outside the gymnasium where the United Methodist Church is conducting a trial because their father, Reverend Frank Schaefer, officiated Tim's marriage vows with his partner. By perfoming a gay marraige, Reverend Schaefer violated church doctrine. (PHOTO BY LORI WASELCHUK/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)
Calculate priceView cart
Date created:
November 18, 2013
Editorial #:
450498339
Release info:
Not released.More information
Restrictions:
Contact your local office for all commercial or promotional uses.
License type:
Rights-managedRights-managed products are licensed with restrictions on usage, such as limitations on size, placement, duration of use and geographic distribution. You will be asked to submit information concerning your intended use of the product, which will determine the scope of usage rights granted.
Collection:
The Washington Post
Credit:
The Washington Post/Getty Images
Max file size:
3,600 x 2,403 px (50.00 x 33.38 in) - 72 dpi - 719 KB
Source:
The Washington Post
Object name:
For The Washington Post

Keywords

This image is subject to copyright. Getty Images reserves the right to pursue unauthorized users of this image or clip, and to seek damages for copyright violations. To learn more about copyright and Getty Images’ enforcement program, click here. Availability for this image cannot be guaranteed until time of purchase.
Spring City PA NOVERMBER 18 Tim and Debbie Schaefer talk outside the... News Photo 450498339Father,Frank Schaefer,Gym,Horizontal,Human Interest,Pa,Partner,Talking,Trial,USA,Wedding VowsPhotographer Collection: The Washington Post 2013 The Washington PostSpring City, PA - NOVERMBER 18: Tim and Debbie Schaefer talk outside the gymnasium where the United Methodist Church is conducting a trial because their father, Reverend Frank Schaefer, officiated Tim's marriage vows with his partner. By perfoming a gay marraige, Reverend Schaefer violated church doctrine. (PHOTO BY LORI WASELCHUK/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)