Marriage Equality

 

The Australian and New Zealand Unitarian Universalist Association (ANZUUA) affirms that their churches and fellowships support full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people (LBGTIQ). This includes the right to marry the person of their choice (including same sex marriage).

 

ANZUUA’s position is directly influenced by the central principle that guides the actions of Unitarian Universalists around the world:  ‘We affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every human being’.

 

Unitarian Universalists have a long history of acceptance and inclusion in areas that are often controversial in other religious congregations.  In the USA, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has since 1970 enacted many resolutions in support of LBGTIQ people to address a variety of equity issues.

https://www.uua.org/lgbtq/witness/policy/timeline

https://www.uua.org/action/statements/supporting-legal-equity-gays-and-lesbians

 

In 1996, the UUA became the first mainstream denomination in the US to support legally recognized same sex marriage.

 

In Australia and New Zealand Unitarian Universalists endeavour to provide welcoming spiritual communities to LBGQIT people in our fellowships and churches.

© 2014 by the Australia and New Zealand Unitarian Universalist Association