This proposal is a re-issuing of Proposal # 30 due to the omission of “and” at the end of 1 (a) in Proposal # 30. The rationale remains the same.
That the Assembly resolve to
request the Doctrine Working Group, in consultation with the Worship Working Group and Uniting Justice, to
1. prepare a discussion paper on
(b) whether this theology enables the celebration and blessing of lifelong, faithful, same-sex relationships as ‘marriages’, or
(c) whether the
2. bring this paper, with appropriate recommendations, to a 2014 meeting of the Assembly Standing Committee.