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June 3, 2009
Rev. William G. Sinkford, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), issued this statement in support of New Hampshire’s new marriage law.
I am overjoyed that New Hampshire has joined the growing number of states with inclusive marriage laws. This is another victory for civil rights in America. More and more fair-minded citizens believe that same-sex couples and their families deserve legal recognition and protection, and that conviction is cause for joy and celebration.
As a religious leader who has proudly officiated at weddings for same-sex couples, I am called to set the record straight: In more than two centuries of changing state and federal marriage statues, no religious group or official has ever been required to solemnize a marriage that goes against the teachings of their faith, nor will new marriage laws require them to do so in the future. Marriage equality is a matter of civil rights, not sacred rites.
Reverend William G. Sinkford
Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender Equality
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