Unitarian Universalists believe that the First Principle of our faith, respecting “the inherent worth and dignity of every person,” applies equally to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. UU congregations and clergy have long recognized and celebrated same-sex marriages within our faith tradition.  Since 1973, when the Unitarian Universalist Association established the Office of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Concerns [http://www.uua.org/directory/staff/multiculturalgrowth/lesbiangay/index.php], the UUA has made an institutional commitment to full equality for bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender people.