Thoughts, poems, prayers, sermons, and more from the Rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
From the Bishops of CT - on DOMA & VRA
of the Bishops of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut on the Supreme
Court Decisions on DOMA and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
give thanks for the recognition of state and federal law enacted by the
Supreme Court's decision to strike down provisions of the Defense of
Marriage Act. In Connecticut that means that all married couples will
have the same status before the law. This is a move forward for equal
justice for all and the civil rights of gay and lesbian people. We give
thanks for the marriages of our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters,
and the voice of General Convention offering rites of blessing for their
At the same time, we grieve the decision of the Supreme Court regarding
5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and will continue to strive for all
citizens to have just access to the full right to vote and to be
equitably represented in state and federal legislatures.
commit ourselves to God's reconciling love and the ministry of
listening to and caring for all God's children as we work for justice
The Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas, Bishop Diocesan The Rt. Rev. James E. Curry, Bishop Suffragan The Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens, Bishop Suffragan