Whereas love between two men, two women, or one man and one woman creates deep and caring relationships and families in a diversity of configurations and provides nurturing environments for couples and their children; and
Whereas in an historic decision, the National Assembly of Quebec defended these rights on June 7, 2002, by passing into law Union Civile, a bill legalizing same-sex unions, and gave these couples equal rights to those enjoyed by heterosexual couples, including parental rights, the rights of adoption, and equal access to fertility clinics;
Therefore be it resolved that on this historic occasion we the delegates of the 2002 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association, Canadians and Americans together
- commend the Government of Quebec and in particular the Minister of Justice, M. Paul Bégin, for progressive thinking and political courage in bringing into law progressive legislation giving same-sex couples full legal equality;
- commend the people of Quebec for their openness and leadership in showing the world that embracing diversity is our strength;
- encourage Unitarian Universalist congregations in the rest of Canada and in the United States to follow this bold example and to promote similar legislation in their own communities.