D025 passes the House of Deputies

Resolution D025 passed the House of Deputies and will be sent to the House of Bishops. The vote was 77-31 in the lay order and 74-35 in the clerical order.

The resolution was co-sponsored by the Rev. Dr. Ruth Meyers of Chicago (and the Chicago Consultation) and Rebecca Snow, a veteran deputy from Alaska.

The text of Resolution D025 is here. It is a response to Resolution B033 of the 2006 General Convention.

Previous installments of this live blogging are here and here.

My sense is that the resolution doesn’t repeal or rescind B033, which in any event urged but did not compel. Rather it expresses the fact that we live now in a new reality. It does not so much pave the way for the election of another bishop in a same-sex partnership as it does remove an artificial impediment to our ongoing discernment on this issue which may, just may, resume diocese by diocese.and case by case.

I think the resolution will face a much tougher climb in the House of Bishops.

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