Declaration of religious support
The following declaration was created in 1998 by the
Progressive Religious Alliance, a multi-faith group centered in Los Angeles CA.
They sought the support of individuals and groups who wish to make the institution
of marriage - both its civil privileges and its religious rituals - available to all
The deadline for indicating your support has passed;
we are including this declaration in our web site for historical reasons.
DECLARATION OF RELIGIOUS SUPPORT FOR SAME-SEX UNIONS
We, the undersigned, celebrate the value of
all just and loving human relationships, and we affirm the inclusive values of respect and
We affirm, therefore, the universal holiness and sacred worth of all committed, long-term,
consenting adult, loving couples, regardless of sexual orientation. Further, we affirm
that all such couples deserve the protection of the state and the recognition of religious
all couples willing to accept the
responsibilities of marriage should have equal access, regardless of sexual orientation,
to the rights and privileges of marriage offered by their governments, and that
all couples seeking marriage should have
equal access, regardless of sexual orientation, to the services that bless and support
marriage offered by our religious communities (e.g. rites, ceremonies, counseling, family
Arising from the religious values of
justice, mercy and love, these affirmations, reverently undertaken, will serve to promote
the health, safety, stability, and well-being of all people and families.
Name or Congregation ______________________________________
Title or Affiliation (if appropriate) ______________________________
City and Zip ______________________________________________
The Declaration of Religious Support is
sponsored by the Progressive Religious Alliance.
Support from clergy, congregations,
communities of faith and others will be publicly announced on June 1, 1998.