Maryland senators show courage in their support for marriage equality

February 24, 2011

I am deeply moved by the courage Maryland state senators are showing — and I hope delegates will also soon demonstrate — in voting for marriage equality. It is especially profound that some of these legislators are voting for a relational construct that they do not personally commend.

That level of civic consciousness, supporting equanimity even when it is uncomfortable, and claiming the dignity of constituents with whom they do not find an affinity, is the stuff that will bring this Free State of Maryland to its fullness. A true gift to all Marylanders.

Thank you for modeling the difficult work of justice for all. Blessings be.

Rev. Lisa Ward, Churchville

The writer is a board member with the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of Maryland

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