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WHEREAS, in 1986 the United States Supreme Court decided in Bowers v.
Hardwick that states may enforce laws governing private sexual behavior between
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1987 General Assembly of the Unitarian
Universalist Association supports rescission of laws governing private sexual
behavior between consenting adults and supports passage of laws prohibiting
discrimination based on sexual orientation; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That when denominational meetings are held in
locations where discriminatory laws exist, Unitarian Universalists planning and
attending the meetings are urged to adopt creative program methods to support
rescission of laws governing private sexual behavior between consenting adults
and to support passage of laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the UUA Office of Lesbian and Gay Concerns work
with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and other human rights
organizations to obtain information about organizations that practice or promote
discrimination based on sexual orientation and distribute this information to
all UUA societies and affiliated organizations; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That upon receiving information about organizations
which practice or promote discrimination based on sexual orientation, Unitarian
Universalists and UU organizations be encouraged not to purchase or use products
or services from these organizations until the discrimination ceases; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That this resolution be conveyed by the President of
the UUA to the President of the United States, members of the United States
Senate and House of Representatives, Canadian governmental officials,
continental media, and other appropriate individuals and organizations.
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Last updated on Wednesday, August 24, 2011.
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