The members and leaders of Integrity - both LGBT and not - can hardly contain our emotion on this day of jubilee throughout the nation. We are thrilled that LGBT Episcopalians can know full civil marriage equality everywhere and we continue in our fervent hope that the church will answer the call to equality with the same prophetic witness as the U.S. Supreme Court has. Even in the midst of our joy, however, we remember the mourning of our brothers and sisters in South Carolina right now, and moreover we remember the pain and violence experienced by our transgender members and friends every day throughout the nation. It remains true that #BlackLivesMatter and #TransLivesMatter, and Integrity remains equally committed to seeking the justice to which Christ has been calling the church. Though we celebrate, we remember that there is much work left to do.
The Rev. Jon M. Richardson Vice President of National Affairs - Integrity USA