Marriage Equality- It is Simple Justice
Sunday, September 26th, the First Unitarian
Universalist Society of San Francisco celebrated its
recognition of the right of all couples to marry.
The Congregation has been uniting same-sex couples for over 40 years.
At the 11 am service,
Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) President Rev.
William Sinkford discussed marriage equality as part
of his sermon on The Liberal Church in a Fundamentalist Age.
in the service included the
Lesbian Gay Chorus San
Metropolitan Community Church Worship & Praise Choir and
and the Unitarian Universalist Choir. San
Francisco Assessor/Recorder Mabel Teng spoke,
and Seph and Denis Paul will lit the chalice.
The Congregation donated $1,290 in the plate
collection for the
President's Freedom to Marry Fund. Thank you!
Following the service, a Rally for Marriage Equality
Marriage Equality California (MECA) will
included a march through the neighborhood.
See pictures of the hot time
Additional photographs are in the Society's
Thank You to
accepting additional donations.
Make out your check of any amount to
The First Unitarian Universalist Society
of San Francisco and indicate
"Marriage Equality" in the memo.
Mail your gift to 1187 Franklin St., San
Francisco, CA 94109.
Society for Community Work (SCW)
Rob Packenham and Min Chen
Absolute Control Professional Organizing|
Pam Rolph and Marie Gahn
Galen Workman and Geoffrey Kulik
Diane Allen and Kathleen Quenneville
Don Williams and David A. Jones
Frederick Hertz and Randolph Langenbach
Julia M. Thoron
Rev. John H. Robinson and Diane Weber
R. Sterck, CPA
Patricia O'Neill, CPA
Flowers by Tami's Design,
1414 Sutter Street, San Francisco 94109,
Publicity Betty's List
Internet design and electronic promotion
Images by Misti Layne,
Misti Layne photographer,
UU's on the Bus
Four Unitarian Universalists are participating in
National Equality Express bus trip accross the
country, October 4 -11.
Rev. John Millspaugh of Mission Viejo and Rev. Helen
Carroll of San Luis Obispo are getting ready to "ride"
their talk from San Francisco to Washington DC.
These two straight ministers are joining Bev and
Jaqueline, a lesbian UU couple from Fresno, and a
busload of people from many different walks of life, on
the Marriage Equality Caravan that is traversing the
You can follow their journey through 12 cities, from
San Francisco to DC, through Rev. John and Rev. Helen's
weblog, which will appear daily on the
Legislative Ministry California web site.
Want to Help?!
We need you to help with publicity,
sign making, marching, and attending the rally. We
are gathering for a work party Saturday at 1 pm at the
Stebbins Library of the First Unitarian Universalist
Church, 1187 Franklin Street at Geary.
Contact UUs4ME by e-mail or phone
Telephone: 415 334-3686
We are Grateful...
To the people and organizations who
helped make our September 18th An Evening of
Equality... for a Lifetime of Rights fun, rowdy, and
Charlotte Langmaid for help with media, audio
visual, and interviews.
March and Rally: Robert Packenham
Media team: Nicolette Toussaint, Tom Dunn,
Outreach and education: Rev. John Robinson, Rev. Alyson Jacks,
Rev. Fred Rabidoux, Rev. Lindi
Ramsden, Gloria Rainwalker, David Foster, Tori Wieldt
Ticketing: Dick Castile, Leslie Bader, Mason
Guest Housing: Ramona Greer, Amy Kelly & Maric
Munn, Louise & Don Heynemann.
Logistics: Mike McGirr, Diane Allen, Rob
Packenham, Sandi Pilon, David Jones, Bernice Biggs.
Reception: Luanne Schulte, Maric Munn, Leslie
Bader, Linda Robertshaw, David Foster, Hannah K. Day ,
Gloria Rainwalker, Stephen Schwichow, Riley Mc Laughlin,
Amy Kelly, Maric Munn, Steve Caramia, Kaye Carlson, Matt Anderson.
Steering Committee: Don Williams, Kathleen
Quenneville, Galen Workman.
Groups at the Reception:
Veterans 4 Marriage Equality: Alexander Hamilton post
of the American Legion, Post 448
Marriage Equality California
Davina Kotulski for Why You Should Give a Damn About
Voters 4 Marriage Equality: Linda Harris First UU
UU Legislative Ministry California
Immigration Equality 4 Marriage Equality - Wendy Daw and
Retirees 4 Marriage Equality
Families 4 Marriage Equality: Our Family Coalition -
UUs 4 Marriage Equality