Living Church on the gender Identity Resolutions Debate in the H of Deputies Yesterday

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The House of Deputies passed resolutions protecting church members from discrimination based on “gender identity and expression” in amendments to two non-discrimination canons July 9.

The House spent considerable time discussing Resolution D019, affirming all people’s access to “the life, worship, and governance” of the church, hearing mostly from deputies testifying in support of the resolution.

Proponents of the resolution said it helps define “the Episcopal Church Welcomes You.” Sarah Lawton of California opened discussion, saying that it is important that the Episcopal Church specifically lists gender identity and expression in the canon to welcome the transgender community.

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