Thursday, May 12, 2005

Md. Episcopal Diocese rejects gay marriage discrimination - Out In Atlanta

Equality Maryland, Maryland's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization, praised the Diocese for recognizing that all families share the same basic concerns and deserve the same basic protections for peace of mind.

"The Episcopal Diocese is joining a host of religious denominations that outright reject discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity," said executive director Dan Furmansky. "As more clergy come out in support of full and equal protection under the law for families headed by same-sex couples, it becomes more and more clear that while everyone is entitled to hold dear to their religious beliefs, using those beliefs to justify writing discrimination into a constitution is nothing short of un-American."


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