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LIGHT UNTO THE NATION National Religious Leaders Supporting Marriage Equality BAPTIST • Rev. Delman Coates • Rev. David Gilmore • Rev. Donte Hickman • R  ev. Robin Lunn, Executive Director of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists • R  ev. Steve Parelli, Executive Director of Other Sheep, Evangelical • P  astor Nancy Petty • R  ev. Dr. Dennis Wiley, American, Progressive National CATHOLIC • S  ir. Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of New Ways Ministries, Roman • F  r. Joseph Palacios, Catholics for Equality, Roman • F  r. Robert Nugent, co-founder of New Ways Ministries, Roman CHRISTIAN • R  ev. Eric P. Lee, President and CEO of Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles

NONDENOMINATIONAL • R  ev. Starlene Joyner Burns, wedding minister PRESBYTERIAN • R  ev. Samuel Chu, Executive Director of California Faith for Equality REFORM JUDAISM • R  abbi Denise Eger, founding president of the Lesbian, Gay, & Bisexual Interfaith Clergy Association, Congregation Kol Ami • R  abbi Sarah Meytin, The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST • R  ev. Ryan Bell, Seventh-Day Adventist pastor and board member of the Interreligious Council of Southern California

CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN • R  ev. Larry Brumfield, founding member of Maryland Black Family Alliance

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST • R  ev. Rebecca Voelkel, program director for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Institute for Welcoming Resources • R  ev. Kenneth Samuel, founder of Victory Outreach in Community Empowerment (VOICE)

COLLEGIATE • R  ev. Jacqui Lewis, Executive Director of The Middle Project

UNITED METHODIST • R  ev. Stephen Anderson

CONGREGATIONAL • R  ev. Eugene T. Dyszlewski, chair of Rhode Island Religious Coalition for Marriage Equality

UNITY CHURCH • R  ev. Dorothy Harris

CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM • R  abbi Daniel Burg, Beth Am Synagogue EPISCOPAL • R  t. Rev. Greg Rickel • R  ev. Canon Susan Russell, LA Diocesan Program Group on LGBT Ministries • P  riest Angela Shepherd MUSLIM • Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, scholar and author • S  aqib Ali, community advocate and former State Delegate in the Maryland House of Delegates • S  aadia Khan, Hate Crimes Coordinator of the Muslim Public Affairs CouncilScott Kugle, scholar and author • M  elody Moezzi, scholar and author • A  ni Zonneveld, co-founder and president of Muslims for Progressive Values and co-chief editor of Progressive Muslim Identities – Personal Stories from the U.S. and Canada



LATTER-DAY SAINTS • B  ishop Kevin Kloosterman • M  itch Mayne, Bishropric of the Bay Ward of the San Francisco Stake of the Mormon Church OTHER AFFILIATIONS • R  ev. Dr. Traci C. West, Drew University Theological School • R  ev. Byron Williams, Resurrection Community Church

The Religious Case for the Freedom to Marry  
The Religious Case for the Freedom to Marry  

Prepared by Equality Illinois, the case for allowing faiths to decide which marriages should be consecrated. (Updated 9/13)