Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 2012-D018
Title: Urge Repeal of Federal Laws Discriminating Against Same-Sex Marriage
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Substituted
Final Text:

Resolved, That we understand The Episcopal Church to be in a period of discernment about the meaning of Christian marriage, with faithful people holding divergent views; and be it further

Resolved, That the 77th General Convention urge members of the U.S. Congress to repeal federal laws that have a discriminatory effect on same-gender civilly married couples, and to pass legislation to allow the U.S. federal government to provide benefits to those couples.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, 2012 (New York: General Convention, 2012), p. 321.