Established to work for marriage equality in general and, more specifically, to defeat Proposition 8 in 2008, the Freedom to Marry Affiliate's activities during the 2009-10 church year have been minimal. Church member Eric Isaacson drafted an Amicus Briefs representing the interfaith community (including the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry [UULM]) in the Prop 8 trial. Eric and Jan Garbosky continue to serve on the UULM's Marriage Equality Steering Group. The affiliate hosted a Marriage Equality mini-conference in conjunction with the San Diego Cluster's Social Justice Conference. Our work supports the following First Church Outcome Statements:
We identify and challenge oppression within and beyond our church community so that all people may have their worth and dignity affirmed.
We address the needs and issues necessary to produce a more just, equitable, and compassionate society for each other, all beings, and the planet.
We are generous with our resources, time, and talents both to our church and to others in need.
- Jan Garbosky, Lay Leader Email Jan