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Resolution Number: 2009-C048
Title: Support Employment Non-discrimination Laws
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Substituted
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 76th General Convention of The Episcopal Church support the extension of existing federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination to include discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression along with those prohibitions based on race, gender, religion, national origin, age and disability; and be it further

Resolved, That the Secretary of General Convention convey this resolution to appropriate congressional leaders and to the President of the United States.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Anaheim, 2009 (New York: General Convention, 2009), p. 395.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Author: Diocese of Michigan
Originating House: House of Deputies
Originating Committee: Committee on National and International Concerns

House of Deputies

The House of Deputies Committee on National and International Concerns presented its Report #41 on Resolution C048 (Support for Employment Non-discrimination Act) and moved adoption of a substitute.

Original Text of Resolution:

(C048)

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 76th General Convention of The Episcopal Church support the passage of ENDA by both Houses of Congress and its signing into law by the President of the United States; and be it further

Resolved, That sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression be included as classes protected by ENDA.

Committee Substitute:

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 76th General Convention of The Episcopal Church support the extension of existing federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination to include discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression along with those prohibitions based on race, gender, religion, national origin, age and disability; and be it further

Resolved, That the Secretary of General Convention convey this resolution to appropriate congressional leaders and to the President of the United States.

Motion carried

Substitute resolution adopted

(Communicated to the House of Bishops in HD Message #307)

House of Bishops

The House of Bishops Committee on National and International Concerns presented its Report #63 on HD Message #307 on Resolution C048 (Support for Employment Non-discrimination Act) and moved concurrence.

The House concurred

(Communicated to the House of Deputies in HB Message #334)

Resolution Concurred by Both Houses, July 17.

Abstract:   The 76th General Convention supports federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identity.