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 clergy have long recognized and celebrated same-sex unions and marriages within our faith tradition. Therefore, we support overturning the veto of marriage equality legislation in New Jersey, Assembly Bill A-1, as well as achieving marriage equality through repeal or overturn of the federal law known as the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).