2010 World Conference Resolution

G-22 Common Consent on Officiating Same-sex Marriage
From the Central America Mission Center

Whereas, A growing number of nations, states, and provinces have begun to allow same-sex marriage; and

Whereas, The preface to Section 111 of the Doctrine and Covenants states that “the church knows no other law of marriage than that which is set forth here;” 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 a man and a woman (Genesis 2:24, Mark 10:7, Ephesians 5:31); and

Whereas, No language in the basic guiding documents used by the church provides for same-sex marriage; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the 2010 World Conference indicates through common consent the understanding that Community of Christ priesthood members should not be authorized by the church to officiate in same-sex marriages, even where it is legal to do so.