Posted on June 27, 2013 by Mary Bellamy
Committed as we are to the goal of compassionate action in all human interactions, the HUUmanist Association commends the United States Supreme Court for the ruling in United States v. Windsor that the federal government may not discriminate against same sex unions. To treat some marriages as less worthy of federal recognition than others is to deny the inherent worth and dignity of the persons joined in such unions. Our hearts have cried out against such discrimination and now we rejoice that it has been found unconstitutional. We also celebrate that same sex marriages will again be permitted in California. It's beautiful to see the "arc of justice" bending into a rainbow.
Although grateful for these developments, the HUUmanist Association will not be satisfied until same sex marriages can be contracted in every state in the land, until same sex marriages entered into in any state are recognized in all states, and until all of the other ways in which sexual minorities are marginalized throughout the country are repealed or struck down. Equality and justice for all.
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About Mary Bellamy
Mary Bellamy is a UU Humanist Association board member, retired lawyer and an active volunteer. She is the facilitator of the humanist group at her local UU congregation and the coordinator of the Washington DC Area Coalition of Reason. Mary has been an active supporter of Camp Quest Chesapeake from the beginning and has served the camp in many roles, most frequently as Registrar.