During the April 2012 Congregational meeting, the members in attendance voted unanimously to take a stand in favor of justice and equity for GLBTQ people. Specifically, they voted to approve the following statement.
We work to promote acceptance, inclusion, understanding, and equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer/questioning people (LGBTQ) of all ages, abilities, colors, and genders, both within our denomination and in society at large. We are committed to protecting the civil and legal rights of LGBTQ people and families across the country.
Washington joined with Maryland, Maine, and Minnesota to turn the tide in favor of love, respect, equality, and justice on November 6, 2012. But, we must continue our work in showing that gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and all queer people are neighbors, co-workers, friends, family, and us.
We will continue to bring hearts and minds over to the side of compassion, respect, justice, and equality so that marriage will remain a civil right for all of us. Each of us can take small steps to move our society forward.