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Letter: Way to go, Carbondale, on same-sex marriage

Rev. Stephan Papa and Nicolette Toussaint, TRUU Board of Trustees

We missed it the first time around, but in the Sopris Sun “Review of 2014” article we learned that late last year the Town of Carbondale adopted a symbolic resolution in support of same-sex marriage. Way to go, Carbondale. This is one more reason Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist church loves this town.

Now the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide if our Constitution requires all 50 states to recognize same-sex marriage. If the court doesn’t already know the answer to that, Unitarian Universalists who are “standing on the side of love” as a nationwide association of congregations will tell them that all people — regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression — deserve respect, love, dignity and equal rights.

Every time a court makes a decision in favor of marriage equality, it lifts us up as a nation because we are that much closer to the ideals set forth in our Constitution, which promises us “equal protection of the laws.”

LGBTQ couples that commit to the covenant of marriage deserve the legal benefits that everyone else receives. We are all human beings worthy of the same protections and rights. TRUU cherishes the fact that we are part of a community that believes the same.

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