Petition 90032

Petition 90032 amending Paragraph 304.3, Footnote 1

Petition 90032 (ADCA at p. 182), Calendar Item 18 (DCA at p. 384) – Amends ¶ 304.3, footnote 1, of the Discipline to state that a person “living in a same-sex marriage, domestic partnership or civil union,” or “a person who publicly states she or he is a practicing homosexual” is a self-avowed, practicing homosexual for purposes of the Discipline.

Newly adopted ¶ 304.3 footnote 1 is as follows:

“Self-avowed practicing homosexual” is understood to mean that a person openly acknowledges to a bishop, district superintendent, district committee of ordained ministry, Board of Ordained Ministry, or clergy session that the person is a practicing homosexual; or is living in a same-sex marriage, domestic partnership or civil union, or is a person who publicly states she or he is a practicing homosexual. See Judicial Council Decisions 702, 708, 722, 725, 764, 844, 984, 1020, 1341.