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Because: Unitarian Universalists
affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person;
Whereas: The Unitarian
Universalist Association [UUA], its member congregations and individual Unitarian
Universalists have repeatedly affirmed their commitment to justice, equality,
compassion and civil marriage for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender
Whereas: The proposed Florida
Marriage Protection Constitutional Amendment, which states, “Inasmuch as
marriage is a legal union of only one man and one woman as husband and wife, no
other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent
thereof shall be valid or recognized,” will appear on the November 2008 ballot
Whereas: The State of California,
in response to the recent ruling by the state Supreme Court that overturned its
ban on same-sex marriages, is expected to have on its November 2008 ballot a
similar initiative stating, “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or
recognized in California";
Other states may have similar so-called marriage protection measures on their
2008 ballots; and
Whereas: The amendment will also
negatively affect heterosexual couples in committed relationships outside of
Therefore, be it resolved: The
2008 UUA General Assembly
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Last updated on Wednesday, August 24, 2011.
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