Among the many hats I wear is being a member of the congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast, Maine. I am very proud to say that the congregation has engaged in a process of drafting and approving a Statement of Conscience in support of the upcoming vote on Marriage Equality on the Maine State Ballot this November. Here it is:
"We, the Congregation of the
Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast, Maine, stand on the side of
love. We unconditionally respect and affirm the right of all adults to
marry, and in doing so, strengthen Maine families and communities.
many fundamental benefits are denied same-sex couples who seek to live
in a bond of love and compassion within the sanctity of marriage.
people of justice and conscience, we honor and respect marriage as a
cornerstone of our freedom and the pursuit of happiness. We urge our
neighbors across Maine to join with us in support of marriage equality
and vote YES on Question 1."