Amend Canon I.18 Marriage

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That the 76th General Convention acknowledge the changing circumstances in the United States and in other nations, as legislation authorizing or forbidding marriage, civil unions or domestic partnerships for gay and lesbian perso

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Continue Work of the Task Force on the Study of Marriage

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That the 76th General Convention acknowledge the changing circumstances in the United States and in other nations, as legislation authorizing or forbidding marriage, civil unions or domestic partnerships for gay and lesbian perso

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Summaries of General Synod Discussions and Actions on Homosexuality and the Rights of Homosexuals

In 2012, General Synod voted: While compassion, patience, and loving support should be shown to all those who struggle with same-sex desires, the General Synod reaffirms our official position that homosexual behavior is a sin according to the Holy Scriptures, therefore any person, con
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Church and Society

Whereas, the church has satisfied the mandate of the 2010 Synod of the Moravian Church, Northern Province, be it therefore RESOLVED (5) Individuals, regardless of sexual orientation and whether single, married, or in a covenanted relationship, who have satisfactorily met all the educa
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Proposed Amendments to the Consitution Approved by the 221st General Assembly (2014)

14-F. Marriage On Amending W-4.9000 (Item 10-02) The 221st General Assembly (2014) directed the Stated Clerk to send the following proposed amendment to the presbyteries for their affirmative or negative votes: Amend W-4.9000 by striking the current text and replacing it with the foll
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End Discrimination Against Same-Sex Marriages

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That we understand the Episcopal Church to be in a period of discernment about the meaning of Christian marriage, with faithful people holding divergent views; and be it further

Resolved, that the 77th General Convent

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Create Task Force on Study of Marriage

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That the 77th General Convention direct the Presiding Bishop and President of the House of Deputies to appoint a task force of not more than twelve people, consisting of theologians, liturgists, pastors, and educators, to identify

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On Protecting The Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA)

WHEREAS, The Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 was passed with overwhelming majorities in the 104th Congress (House: 342-67; Senate: 85-14); and WHEREAS, The Defense of Marriage Act was signed into law by President William J. Clinton on September 21, 1996; and WHEREAS, The Defens
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A Call to Affirmation, Confession and Covenant Regarding Human Sexuality, 1987

A Call to Affirmation
We affirm that sexuality is a good and beautiful gift of God, a gift of identity, and a way of being in
the world as male and female.

We affirm that we can feel positive about our bodies and our sexuality because we are c

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