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7. Allow those in same-sex marriages to enter the ordination process.

  • The House of Bishops to retract their ban on married gay and lesbian people from being considered for ordination
  • For gay and lesbian and transgender candidates to be considered for ordination on the basis of the same criteria as straight candidates.

Key contact: The Reverend Chris Newlands

8. Revoke all diocesan or national policies that discriminate against LGBTI ordinands.

  • A national policy that ensures candidates for all forms of authorised ministry are considered on their merits, irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity
  • An end to all other forms of discrimination against LGBTI ordinands and readers in training
  • The House of Bishops to remove assent to Issues of Human Sexuality as a pre-condition to selection for training.

Key contact: The Reverend Chris Newlands

 9. Establish national policy that marital status is not to be a barrier in any appointment to authorised ministry, including lay ministry and episcopacy

  • A statement from the House of Bishops that marital status is not a bar to appointments.
  • Approval by General Synod of the policy that all appointments should be made without discrimination as to marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, except to accommodate the local theological convictions of parishes and clergy.

Key contact: The Reverend Canon Giles Goddard

Download LGBTI Mission (PDF)

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