Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
“As a religious tradition with a deep commitment to democracy and justice, we believe that the Marriage Protection Amendment would undermine the very purpose of the Constitution, unfairly discriminate against deserving families and children, and undercut our nation’s commitment to religious liberty.
We believe that adding an amendment specifically to discriminate against a group of people is morally wrong, and runs counter to both the purpose of the Constitution and how it has been interpreted. We believe, as the founders did, that the Constitution exists to “…promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” Over time, this vision has been expanded again and again to include good, deserving people whose rights and liberties were being denied. To use it to shut out a certain group of American citizens from the promise of our democracy is not only wrong, but it would compromise the integrity of our founding document.”
For more information, please visit the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations “Standing on the Side of Love 2006: No Discrimination in the Constitution” Campaign.