Responsive resolution for ENDA passes

Allison Woolbert,  a member of the UU Congregation of Princeton, N.J., proposed a responsive resolution asking for support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill now in Congress that would prevent discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Woolbert, a transgender female, shared some of her own story about losing business clients because of her gender identity. “People don’t get fired for being straight,” she said. “Employment shouldn’t be based on who you are or who you love. It’s important that we have employment equality for all.”

The resolution passed by a wide majority.

  • Allison Equality Woolbert

    Resolution reads in substance:
    BE IT RESOLVED: That the 2010 General Assembly affirms its commitment to the inherent worth and dignity of every human being, including lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender individuals; and

    WE FURTHER RESOLVE: To express this spiritual value through our employment practices, educational efforts, congregational life, public witness and immediate advocacy of passage of the inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act; and

    ENCOURAGE: Member congregations and societies to act within their congregations and communities to promote and educate the importance of employment equality for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender individuals.

  • Jim Sanders

    We the member delegates of the Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing, Titusville, New Jersey stand in solidarity with our sister congregation of Princeton and with Allison as we all need to do the work necessary to bring the passage of the ENDA.


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