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Princeton: Support for Marriage Equality

Rev. Bill Neely, minister at the UU Congregation of Princeton, had a letter to the editor published in the Trenton Times on August 28, calling for marriage equality in New Jersey.

“My wife and 4-year-old daughter recently traveled to attend a wedding for a couple of friends we met at church about 20 years ago. They’ve been in love the whole time and are raising a wonderful child together. I stayed home with our baby, but I heard that the wedding was ...

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Job Announcement – Faith Organizer for Marriage Equality

The Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey in collaboration with New Jersey United for Marriage, is offering a full-time 3-4 month organizing position to bring about Marriage Equality in New Jersey by the end of this legislative session (January 2014).  The position description is below, and may also be downloaded here.  Priority will be given to applications received by Sept. 6.   Please distribute as widely and as quickly as you can to anyone interested.  For more information, ...

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Policy Brief – Marriage Equality

The Legislative Ministry of New Jersey supports full marriage equality legislation in New Jersey.  Unitarian Universalist support for marriage equality stems from the belief in respecting “the inherent worth and dignity of every person” and in “justice, equity and compassion in human relations” – beliefs we share with many outside our faith tradition.  These beliefs apply equally to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and lead us to not only support, but embrace, marriage equality.

Unitarian Universalist congregations and ...

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New Jersey Comes Together for Marriage Equality – Training on June 26, Rally on June 27

The Supreme Court just struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and upheld the lower court ruling against proposition 8 (on a technicality, but still good for CA).  New Jersey still has it’s work to do, but this certainly helps.

Two important notices:

  • Come to Trenton at 11:30am on Thursday, June 27 for a rally on the capital steps.  We need LOTS of bodies.  There are times to take off work for a cause, and this is one of them. We need to ...
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Plainfield: Marriage Equality Resolution

The First Unitarian Society of Plainfield joined forces with the Plainfield United Church of Christ and the Rahway Plainfield Society of Friends to pass a marriage equality resolution for New Jersey. The resolution states the three churches, as institutions that “affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of all people,” have an imperative to call “for the rights of all people to love those whom they love, with full rights to marry and enjoy the benefits of life-time commitment ...

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Marriage Equality Rally at District Meeting

Marty Rothfelder (Summit) and Toby Tyler (Morristown), and Rev. Alison Miller (Morristown), along with Rev. Craig, coordinated a Marriage Equality Rally, held on Morristown Green on May 3 in conjunction with the UU Metro District Annual Meeting.  Under the initiative of several NJ UU congregations, delegates also approved a resolution supporting marriage equality.

Watch a YouTube video of the rally: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTktrLtFL1Y .

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Summit Unveils Banner Supporting Marriage Equality

The Unitarian Church in Summit unveiled a banner on the front of its building on December 9 supporting full legal recognition of same-sex marriage. The banner reads “Say ‘I Do’ to Marriage Equality” and was designed by graphic designers within the church. Church members discussed the issue last June at the church’s annual meeting and voted to take the stand supporting marriage equality for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people.

http://www.nj.com/independentpress/index.ssf/2012/12/unitarian_church_in_summit_unv.html

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Morristown: Resolution Supporting Marriage Equality

At its annual meeting on June 3 2012 the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship unanimously passed a resolution in support of marriage equality. The idea for the resolution is a direct result of the UU Legislative Ministry of New Jersey. Starting with a request from the Plainfield congregation asking if other congregations had considered resolutions on marriage equality, members of Morristown said “this is exactly what we should do.”

This is the real value of the UULMNJ: congregations collaborating on making our UU ...

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