|G-21||Common Consent on Definition of Marriage
From the America Central Mission Center
Whereas, Concepts expressed in Section 111 of the Doctrine and Covenants have guided Community of Christ on matters of marriage since at least 1835; and
Whereas, Section 111: 2a–c of the Doctrine and Covenants refers to marriage as being between a man and a woman (husband and wife); and
Whereas, World Conference Resolution 1182 repeatedly uses language referring to marriage as being between a husband and wife; and
Whereas, The Bible provides no other model for marriage than that of between a man and a woman (Genesis 2:24, Mark 10:7, Ephesians 5:31); therefore, be it
Resolved, That WCR 1182 be amended so that in the first sentence in the fourth point the word “heterosexual” be inserted so it reads, “The church upholds the validity of a heterosexual legal marriage…;” and be it further
Resolved, That the 2010 World Conference indicate through common consent their understanding that marriage be defined as between one man and one woman (husband and wife).