Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network (MUUSJN) is a state-wide network of Unitarian Universalists and our allies who work together for progressive change.
Michigan UU Clergy Caucus Takes Stand
to Amend Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act
During October, 24 UU Clergy (click HERE to see list) endorsed the following statement in support of amending the Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act to extend equal rights to Michigan citizens from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities.
"As clergy, we affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We speak out to ensure equal protection for all who live and love in our State of Michigan. As people of faith, we call on our elected officials to amend the Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act to protect Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender Michigan residents."
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Last December MUUSJN and our allies raised our voices and protested! The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) died during the 2014 lame duck session. This controversial bill is now BAACK in three new bills that allows child placement agencies, in the name of their religious beliefs, to refuse to provide adoption services for gay parents if this violates the agencies' "firmly held religious beliefs". In March, the MIchigan House voted, on a party vote, to approve these RFRA bills. To his credit, Governor Rick Snyder said he would VETO a RFRA bill if it didn't rights legislation was passed to protect gay people.
Click HERE to read background on why these bills are just WRONG for families and WRONG for children who need loving homes.