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Resolution Number: 1988-D102
Title: Continue Work and Consultation on Questions of Human Sexuality
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred As Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That this 69th General Convention thank the Standing Commission on Human Affairs and Health for their work in the areas of human sexuality, and especially homosexuality, during the past triennium; and be it further

Resolved, That the Standing Commission on Human Affairs and Health be asked to continue their work; and be it further

Resolved, That on every question, the Commission consult with and/or co-opt persons who have a special interest and/or expertise in the question under discussion.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Detroit, 1988 (New York: General Convention, 1989), p. 685.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Author:
Originating House: House of Bishops
Originating Committee: Committee on Social and Urban Affairs

House of Bishops

Original Text of Resolution:

(D102)

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That this 69th General Convention thank the Standing Commission on Human Affairs and Health for their work in the areas of human sexuality, and especially homosexuality, during the past triennium; and be it further

Resolved, that the Standing Commission on Human Affairs and Health be asked to continue their work; and be it further

Resolved, that the President of the House of Deputies and the Presiding Bishop be asked to include new members of the Standing Commission who are openly lesbian or gay.

The Suffragan Bishop of West Texas moved an amendment:

Proposed Amendment:

Substitute the following for the last paragraph:

Resolved, that on every question, the Commission consult with and/or co-opt persons who have a special interest and/or expertise in the question under discussion.

Motion carried

Amendment adopted

The House voted on the Resolution as amended.

Motion carried

Resolution adopted with amendment

(Communicated to the House of Deputies in HB Message #73)

House of Deputies

The Committee on Social and Urban Affairs presented its Report #86 on House of Bishops Message #73 relating to Resolution D102a (Homosexual Persons on Standing Commission on Health and Human Affairs) and moved non-concurrence.

Debate followed.

The question was called.

Motion carried

Debate terminated

A vote was taken on D102a.

The House concurred

(Communicated to the House of Bishops in HD Message #325)

Resolution Concurred by Both Houses, July 11.

Abstract:   The 69th General Convention thanks the Commission on Human Affairs and Health for its work in the area of human sexuality and asks it to continue.