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WHEREAS, the 1970 General Assembly passed a resolution urging all peoples
immediately to bring an end to all discrimination against homosexuals,
homosexuality, bisexuals and bisexuality; and
WHEREAS, the Association since then has established no mechanism by which
this resolution might be implemented within our churches, fellowships and
denominationally related organizations; and
WHEREAS, second class status keeps all oppressed minorities disabled and robs
everyone of their potential contributions;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1973 General Assembly urges the Board
of Trustees of the UUA to create at the denominational headquarters an Office on
Gay Affairs. The Office shall be staffed by gay people and it shall have the
full benefit of the experience, talent and status of the UUA in developing
sources of funding outside the denominational budget. Would such sources be
unavailable, the UUA will not be further responsible for funding the Office.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That the functions of the Office be a resource to the
denomination at all levels in all matters pertaining to gay people and the gay
community. The office shall initially make a 30-day study of the immediate needs
of gay Unitarian Universalists and ways of developing an outreach into the gay
community. Results of the study shall be distributed to all churches,
fellowships and denominationally-related bodies with recommendations for
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Last updated on Wednesday, August 24, 2011.
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