The Acts of Convention

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Resolution Number: 2009-D032
Title: Commit to Non-Discrimination in Lay Employment
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 76th General Convention commit The Episcopal Church not to discriminate in employment of lay employees based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Anaheim, 2009 (New York: General Convention, 2009), p. 712.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Author: Dr. Louie Crew
Originating House: House of Bishops
Originating Committee: Committee on Social and Urban Affairs

House of Bishops

The House of Bishops Committee on Social and Urban Affairs presented its Report #30 on Resolution D032 (Non-Discrimination in Lay Employment) and moved adoption with amendment.

Original Text of Resolution:

(D032)

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That the 76th General Convention commit The Episcopal Church itself not to discriminate in employment of lay employees based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, familial status, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Committee Amendment:

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That the 76th General Convention commit The Episcopal Church itselfnot to discriminate in employment of lay employees based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, familial status, disability, sexual orientation orgender identity or gender expression.

Motion carried

Resolution adopted with amendment

(Communicated to the House of Deputies in HB Message #166)

House of Deputies

The House of Deputies Committee on Social and Urban Affairs presented its Report #31 on Resolution D032 (Non-Discrimination in Lay Employment) and moved concurrence.

The House concurred

(Communicated to the House of Bishops in HD Message #236)

Resolution Concurred by Both Houses, July 16.

Abstract:   The 76th General Convention commits the Church to a broad non-discriminatory practice in employment of lay employees.