We Support a Democracy where Citizens Speak Louder than Money

April 3, 2014 — The decision of the United States Supreme Court in McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission both reflects and encourages a distressing trend in the American political process. While the right of free expression is the foundation of democracy and a free...
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We Celebrate the Supreme Court Decision on Same Sex Marriages

JUNE 28, 2013 — The American Ethical Union (AEU) celebrates with justice loving people across the country. The U. S. Supreme Court’s decision that the federal government cannot discriminate against married lesbian and gay couples for the purposes of determining...
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2004 – Same Sex Marriage

Submitted and approved by the National Leaders Council and the Board of Directors of the AEU Resolved that within Ethical Culture’s religious context, we recognize same sex marriages as fully valid marriages. When jurisdictions in which Ethical Culture Leaders perform same...
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2003 – Opposing American War Against Iraq

Submitted by the AEU National Leaders Council and Approved by the AEU Board of Directors The American Ethical Union, through its Board of Directors and The National Leaders’ Council, the professional association of Ethical Culture leaders, strongly opposes an American war against...
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2000 – School Vouchers

Submitted by the National Leaders Council and the Board of Directors of the AEU Whereas the public schools serve nine out of ten American children, are responsible to parents and voters, and are required to be religiously neutral and non-discriminatory, and Whereas the funds...
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1998 – Statement Concerning U.S. Debts To The United Nations

Submitted by National Leaders Council and Passed by AEU Board The National Leaders Council of the American Ethical Union assembled at the Warwick, New York, Conference Center, March 18-21 1998, and the American Ethical Union call upon the United States Congress to affirm: the...
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1997 – United Nations Convention On The Rights Of The Child

Submitted and Passed by the AEU Board of Directors Whereas every nation in the United Nations has ratified the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child except Somalia and the United States; and Whereas said convention is the most inclusive human rights treaty ever written;...
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1996 – On the Legalization of Gay Marriage

Submitted and Approved by the National Leaders Council and the Board of Directors of the AEU June 1996 The National Leaders Council of the American Ethical Union, meeting at Warwick, New York, on June 21, 1996, and The Board of Directors of the American Ethical Union, meeting in...
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1996 – On The Burning Of Black Churches

Submitted and Approved by the National Leaders Council and the Board of Directors of the AEU June 1996 We deplore the recent burning of Black churches. We deplore the underlying racism that leads to such action, and together with those of other denominations, we proclaim our...
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1996 – Concern For Children In Poverty

Submitted and Approved by the National Leaders Council and the Board of Directors of the AEU June 1996 Given the increasing numbers of American children living in poverty, suffering from physical, educational, and moral deprivation, and given our concern for the human worth of...
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1993 – Dr. Kevorkian And Assisted Suicide

Submitted by the AEU Board of Directors Whereas the American Ethical Union supports the right of each individual to make the critical decisions about his/her own life, including the right to terminate it when it is no longer bearable, and Whereas Dr. John Kevorkian has...
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1983 – Separation Of Church And State; President Reagan’s Remarks

Passed by the Executive Committee of the AEU The Executive Committee of the American Ethical Union in session on Monday, March 14, 1983 in New York City resolved unanimously to express its shock and dismay at the remarks of President Ronald Reagan before the Evangelical Congress...
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