Thursday, February 28, 2013
Episcopal Bishops Step Up for Marriage Equality
As Americans we pledge to be a nation of liberty and justice for all and as Episcopalians we promise to respect the dignity of every human being – and today dozens of Episcopal bishops put both that pledge and that promise into action by signing onto amici curiae briefs calling for the repeal of California’s Proposition 8 and DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act.)
Their actions are yet another sign that as a nation we are past the tipping point and that the time is now for marriage equality. As a life-long Episcopalian, a priest and pastor and a lesbian I could not be more proud of my church and of our bishops for their principled stand for justice.
Today was an important step forward for those committed to a Protect Marriage Movement that protects all marriages and to a Family Values Coalition that values all families.
And here in Pasadena at All Saints Church we look forward to the day in the not-too-distant future when civil marriage is once again available to all our couples and to the end of federal discrimination against same-sex married couples.
For more info, read the Diocese of California press release here