The press release, continued:
Rev. Hardies, as well as fellow co-chairs of DC Clergy United for Marriage Equality, Rev. Christine and Dennis Wiley of Covenant Baptist Church in Southeast DC, is available for further comment on this critically important legislation:
Rev. Rob Hardies: (202) 294-9032 (cell)
Rev. Christine Wiley: (301) 404-1842 (cell)
Rev. Dennis Wiley: (301) 404-1843 (cell)
Rev. Peter Morales, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, also issued the following statement:
“I applaud the new law that extends marriage rights to same-sex couples in Washington, D.C. This legislation will make a profound difference to many Washington families, and it will shine as a beacon of hope for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens across the country.
I extend my admiration and gratitude to Mayor Fenty and the DC City Council members. When lawmakers step up to end discrimination and protect families, all Americans benefit. The overwhelming support for marriage equality by District leaders is heartening, especially following recent set-backs at state ballot boxes. I believe that justice ultimately will prevail as more civic leaders and private citizens come forward to stand proudly on the side of love.”
Standing on the Side of Love is a campaign sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association and promotes respect for the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We believe that no person of any immigrant status, race, religion, gender and sexual orientation, ability level, or political view should be dehumanized through acts of exclusion, oppression, or violence.
DC Clergy United for Marriage Equality is a coalition of nearly 200 religious leaders of many races, cultures, faiths, and from every Ward in the District of Columbia, who unite to affirm marriage equality for same-gender couples.