Delegates approve Article II bylaw changes


GA delegates voted Saturday afternoon on changes to Article II—the Principles and Purposes––of the UUA bylaws. Delegates authorized changing Section C-2.3, the paragraph titled “Non-discrimination.” The change deletes that paragraph, replacing it with a paragraph titled “Inclusion.” The new language is as follows: We strive to be an association of congregations that truly welcome all […]

Delegates examine proposed changes to Article XV

Delegates at a business mini-assembly Thursday morning at the UUA General Assembly in Charlotte, N.C., focused on a proposed bylaw change to Article XV of the UUA bylaws, which dictates the procedure for amending other bylaws. Article XV came under scrutiny after delegates at the 2009 General Assembly in Salt Lake City narrowly rejected a […]

Responsive resolutions on Article II, Article XV, and African visas

The final texts of the responsive resolutions adopted by the UUA General Assembly during the final plenary session June 28 are now online: “Responsive Resolutions on Inclusion: Two resolutions introduced by members of Allies for Racial Equity endorsed the “Inclusion” section of the Commission on Appraisal’s proposed revision of Article II (the “Principles and Purposes”), […]

G.A. responds to failed Article II revision

Delegates brought a variety of responsive resolutions to the final plenary of the 2009 General Assembly in response to the Commission on Appraisal’s proposed revision of Bylaw Article II (the “Principles and Purposes”). The Rev. Wendy von Zirpolo, president of UU Allies for Racial Equity and minister from Marblehead, Mass., and the Youth Caucus proposed […]

Amendment to Article II fails

By a very close vote, the motion to amend Article II of the UUA Bylaws has failed. The final vote was 573 for and 586 against.

Tellers are counting votes on Article II revision

After more than an hour of debate about the Commission on Appraisal’s proposed revision to Article II of the UUA Bylaws, Moderator Gini Courter has called for a counted vote on the question. Tellers are counting the pro votes, and will begin counting con votes. The arguments largely tracked the discussion at last night’s miniassembly. […]

Discontent with revision to Article II

Critics of the Commission on Appraisal’s proposed revision to Article II of the UUA Bylaws—the “Principles and Purposes”—expressed frustrations with the proposal during a Friday evening session in the General Assembly plenary hall. Although a handful of people, including a delegation from the Youth Caucus, spoke in favor of the proposed text, dozens of people […]


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