1973 General Resolution

WHEREAS, it is among the purposes of the Unitarian Universalist Association to affirm, defend and promote the supreme worth of every human personality; and

WHEREAS, the 1970 General Assembly passed a resolution urging all peoples immediately to bring an end to all discrimination against homosexuals, homosexuality, bisexuals and bisexuality; and

WHEREAS, the Association since then has established no mechanism by which this resolution might be implemented within our churches, fellowships and denominationally related organizations; and

WHEREAS, second class status keeps all oppressed minorities disabled and robs everyone of their potential contributions;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1973 General Assembly urges the Board of Trustees of the UUA to create at the denominational headquarters an Office on Gay Affairs. The Office shall be staffed by gay people and it shall have the full benefit of the experience, talent and status of the UUA in developing sources of funding outside the denominational budget. Would such sources be unavailable, the UUA will not be further responsible for funding the Office.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the functions of the Office be a resource to the denomination at all levels in all matters pertaining to gay people and the gay community. The office shall initially make a 30-day study of the immediate needs of gay Unitarian Universalists and ways of developing an outreach into the gay community. Results of the study shall be distributed to all churches, fellowships and denominationally-related bodies with recommendations for implementation.

For more information contact socialjustice@uua.org.

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