More than two hundred Unitarian Universalists come together to celebrate their liberal faith and push for the right of civil marriage. This is the first time for the Mountain Desert District Unitarian Universalist association to hold its conference in Grand Junction. The meeting drew followers from an eight state region all with a common belief; every person whether they are christian, buddhist, jewish, atheist, gay, bi–sexual, or transgender have an inherent worth and dignity. As a religious tradition since the 1970's Unitarian Universalists have worked to bring equal rights to all people. In recent years the focus has mainly been on marriage equality. There are nearly one thousand federal rights and benefits that go along with marriage, some of those include the right to visit a partner in the hospital and the right to have healthcare for families. The conference was co–sponsored by the organization Western Equality.
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