Support R-74 and marriage equality
October 23, 2012 · 4:01 PM
We, the undersigned members and friends of East Shore Unitarian Church, support the approval of Referendum 74 and encourage others to vote to approve it as well.
Our support of marriage equality is an expression of our faith and values. Love is the doctrine of the church in Bellevue. Our Unitarian Universalist faith honors the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
We believe in justice, equity and compassion in human relations, and in the use of the democratic process in our congregations and society at large,
Because we believe in the sanctity of love, since 1984 our churches have celebrated and blessed commitment ceremonies for loving, committed couples who could not legally marry.
Referendum 74 is a civil marriage law. It establishes the same civil rights to all residents of Washington state and respects the freedom of each religious community to celebrate marriage as each sees fit.
We are pleased to join the 130 religious congregations statewide who publicly support Referendum 74. We look forward to the day when all loving, committed couples may know the joy and commitment of marriage.
Marriage Equality Ministry Team, East Shore Unitarian Church