Unitarian Universalist Church Speaks Out About Marriage Amendment

March 1, 2012

At its February board meeting, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Willmar (UUCW) passed a resolution against the anti-GLBT marriage amendment that goes before voters in November. It states, "We oppose any amendment to the Minnesota Constitution that prohibits marriage for same-sex couples."

The UUCW based its resolution on information from the Unitarian Universalist Association, Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Association, and consideration of the scientific evidence. The research shows that same-sex partnerships are similar to opposite sex marriages in the needs they fill for partners, societal functions, and ability to raise healthy children.

UUCW President Mary Lou Werner noted, "We already have a law against gay marriage. This amendment would be the only place our state constitution denies a basic right to a group of citizens."

For more information on marriage equality, see http://www.uua.org/lgbt/witness/marriage/index.shtml, http://www.muusja.org/uuo4m, or http://www.apa.org/about/governance/council/policy/same-sex.aspx.

The UUCW is a non-creedal congregation, helping members seek religious truth through personal experience, conscience, and reason. Learn more at http://uuchurchofwillmar.org/.