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UUA President Issues Statement in Response to Passage of Question 1 in Maine

Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), released the following statement today:

I am deeply disappointed by yesterday’s vote by the people of Maine to withhold the right of equal marriage from same-sex couples. As is too often the case, fear and misinformation have stood in the way of justice.

Unitarian Universalists and other people of faith across America remain firmly committed to equality, and we will not be deterred from working for a better future for same-sex couples and their families. Guided by our religious commitments to justice and compassion, supporters of marriage equality will continue to stand on the side of love.

The Unitarian Universalist Association is a faith community of more than 1,000 self-governing congregations that bring to the world a vision of religious freedom, tolerance and social justice.

The UUA has supported civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people for several decades. The denomination voted in 1996 to advocate for full legal marriage equality for same-sex couples.

For more information on the UUA, including recent press releases and news articles, please visit our online press room.


Shelby Meyerhoff, Public Witness Specialist
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Last updated on Tuesday, May 24, 2011.

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