Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Standing for Marriage Equality: Faith in Action 3/24/2013

All Saints Church is proud to have been in the forefront of the struggle for marriage equality in the State of California just as we have been in the forefront of LGBT equality in the Episcopal Church. From the first blessing of a same-sex union in 1992 to the formation of the Beyond Inclusion ministry in 1997 to the work of Claiming the Blessing beginning in 2002, All Saints Church has been committed to both equal protection and equal blessing for LGBT children of God.

As we look ahead with a hopeful spirit to the Supreme Court oral arguments on two marriage equality cases this week -- and to a decision coming in the weeks ahead -- we are deeply aware of the powerful shift in public opinion on marriage equality and of the critically important role voices of faith have had in changing hearts and minds.

And we are proud to be part of an Episcopal Church taking a strong stand against DOMA at our last General Convention and grateful for the work and witness for inclusion across the church and country.

On Sunday, March 24th parish members and visitors will be invited to add their signatures to letters of appreciation from the rector to the twenty-nine Episcopal bishops who filed amicus curiae briefs with the Supreme Court in support of marriage equality.

Read more about those briefs here. And then visit the Action Table following the 7:30, 9:00, 11:15a.m. or 1:00 p.m. services to add your name!

Find out more about All Saints stand for marriage equality
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