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UUs celebrate marriage equality in three more states, and other UUs in the media
News Blog 11.21.14

UUs celebrate expanded marriage equality

Officiating a same-sex wedding in Shawnee County, Kans., the Rev. Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Topeka, felt it was a moment to celebrate and an opportunity to put pressure on other counties to issues licenses as well. (wibw.com - 11.17.14)

Unitarian Universalists in Spartanburg, S.C., held signs reading “Let us celebrate equal marriage with you!” as same-sex couples applied for marriage licenses outside the Spartanburg County Probate Court. (goupstate.com - 11.20.14)

The Rev. Nina Grey, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bozeman, Mont., viewed officiating the first same-sex wedding in the state at the Gallatin County Law and Justice Center as am important moment in our nation’s history. (Belgrade News - 11.21.14)

Controversy continues over Starr King investigation

An article in the New York Times examined the ongoing controversy surrounding withheld diplomas and an investigation into leaked documents at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, Calif. (New York Times – 11.21.14)

The Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt, the new president of the school, responded to that article, and one by UU World, the following day. (sksm.edu – 11.22.14)

Plaintiff in landmark marriage-equality case remembers how it began

Unitarian Universalist Hillary Goodridge reflects on her experience as lead plaintiff in the landmark case legalizing same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, and on changing the nation’s view of marriage as a civil right open to all. (International Business Times - 11.18.14)

Other marriage equality stories:

Topeka same-sex couple married in ceremony (The Topeka Capital-Journal 11.17.14)

First same-sex couple files for marriage license in Beaufort County (Savannah Morning News - 11.20.14)

Unitarian Universalist churches prepping for same-sex weddings (wyff4.com - 11.21.14)

Welcoming religious community helps college student discover himself

College junior Benjamin Spick describes how finding a supportive religious community in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames, Iowa, helped him discover himself and engage in his campus and local community authentically. (Iowa State Daily - 11.17.14)

Chaplain services are part of new health care model in Tennessee

A Nashville-area healthcare company offers the services of a chaplain as part of its new model of accountable healthcare. The Rev. Cathy Chang, a Unitarian Universalist minister, helps patients work through important medical decisions based on individual beliefs. (The Tennessean - 11.18.14)

UU institutional investors seek justice in Bhopal gas tragedy

The Unitarian Universalist Common Endowment Fund is part of a group of institutional investors that are renewing their pressure on Dow Chemical to take responsibility for the tragic gas leak that killed thousands in Bhopal City, India, in 1984. (International Business Times - 11.19.14)

We will take next week off from posting UUs in the Media to take time to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. We hope you have a safe and restful holiday as well. 


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