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Unitarian Universalists Support Freedom to Marry!

Unitarian Universalist congregations extend a warm welcome to Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender (BGLT) people and their families. We encourage you to seek your own spiritual path and visit our congregations, places where people gather to nurture their spirits and put their faith into action by helping to make our communities—and the world—a better place.

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is engaged in opposition to California's Proposition 8.  The UUA, with other groups, has asked the California Supreme Court to invalidate Prop 8, and oral arguments will be heard by the court in March, 2009.

In observance of National Freedom to Marry Week, the UUA promoted "7 Conversations in 7 Days," offering us the opportunity to have meaningful conversations that will promote marriage equality.

Unitarian Universalism's first Principle, respecting “the inherent worth and dignity of every person,” applies equally to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Our faith has intentionally reached out to BGLT people and their families. Our Welcoming Congregations have completed a program to enhance their welcome of all people.

We work to promote acceptance, inclusion, understanding, and equity for bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender persons of all colors, races, and ethnicities, both within the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA) and in society at large. We are committed to protecting the civil and legal rights of BGLT people and families across the country. Unitarian Universalists (UUs) have been at the forefront of same-sex marriage debates, advocating for the right for each person to marry the partner of his or her choice.

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More of Interest...

Our faith draws on many religious traditions, welcoming people with different beliefs. We invite you to visit Unitarian Universalist Perspectives: thoughts from notable Unitarian Universalists on issues at the intersection of religion and society.

  • Unitarian Universalist Affirmation of Bixexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender People by the Reverend Barbara J. Pescan
  • Ecology, Justice, and Compassion by the Reverend Fred Small
  • The Relationship Between Religion and Science by the Reverend Gary A. Kowalski
  • The Role of Religion in American Democracy by the Reverend Dr. Forrest Church
  • Religion, Morality and Sexuality by the Reverend Meg A. Riley

Explore our website and discover Unitarian Universalism (UUism). We invite you to join us.

To find out more about contemporary Unitarian Universalist thought, enjoy UU World Magazine helping readers build their faith and put it into action; and visit Skinner House Books, dedicated to supporting individuals and faith communities in their search for truth and meaning.

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Last updated on Monday, May 2, 2011.

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