Last night, the Texas State Senate adopted a draconian anti-choice bill over a valiant and heroic effort of one Senator, Wendy Davis, to filibuster the bill, a filibuster which culminated in an extraordinary People's Filibuster as thousands of citizens tried to stop their legislature from doing such harm.
Today, we are hours away from more Supreme Court decisions which will either affirm marriage equality for all, or place it further away.
The Voting Rights Act was the legal response to the Selma campaign of 1965. It carries the sweat and blood of Unitarian Universalists; the hundreds of UU ministers who went to Selma, the Detroit laywoman Viola Luizzo and the Rev. James Reeb who were each killed in that struggle.
A group of Texas Unitarian women attorneys played a leading role in the Roe v. Wade case, which made abortion legal.
And Unitarian Universalists raised the rainbow flag over that iconic American space, the New England Town Green, for years, and defiantly conducted ceremonies of union for same-sex couples before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled for marriage equality in a case brought by a UU couple.
Our legacy is on the line.