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Resolution Number: 1976-A068
Title: Recommend That the Church Study Aspects of Human Sexuality
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred As Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That this General Convention recommends that the dioceses and the Church in general engage in serious study and dialogue in the area of human sexuality, (including homosexuality) as it pertains to various aspects of life, particularly living styles, employment, housing, and education.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Minneapolis 1976 (New York: General Convention, 1977), p. C-112.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Author: The Joint Commission on the Church in Human Affairs
Originating House: House of Deputies
Originating Committee: Committee on Social and Urban Affairs

House of Deputies

On the Second Day, Deputy Roca (Arizona) Chairman of the Committee on Social and Urban Affairs, submitted Report #2 to the House on Resolution A-68 and asked that the resolution be adopted with the following amendment:

Proposed Amendment:

Enclose in parenthesis the words "including homosexuality" and add at the end the words "as it pertains to various aspects of life, particularly living styles, employment, housing, and education."

The revised resolution would then read as follows:

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, that this General Convention recommends that the dioceses and the Church in general engage in serious study and dialogue in the area of human sexuality, (including homosexuality) as it pertains to various aspects of life, particularly living styles, employment, housing, and education."

Resolution adopted

(Communicated to the House of Bishops in HD Message #13)

House of Bishops

On the Fifth Day, the Bishop Suffragan of Chicago, Chairman of the Committee on Social & Urban Affairs, moved concurrence with the House of Deputies Message #13: (A-68) Human Sexuality, including Homosexuality as amended.

The House concurred

(Communicated to the House of Deputies in HB Message #79)

Report Reference:   Journal, 1976, p. AA-153.
Abstract:   The 65th General Convention recommends that the Church engage in study and dialogue in the area of human sexuality.