Community of Christ Legislative Actions

Since 2002 a number of resolutions have come before Community of Christ World Conference, the international legislative body. The resolutions--and actions taken on them--are listed below, from most recent back.

2010 World Conference Legislative Action

The Presidency stated Tuesday morning in the nonlegislative discussion that it would be our understanding that if the counsel were approved for inclusion in the Doctrine and Covenants—which makes it part of the church’s standard of authority—most of the resolutions pertaining to sexual orientation would not come before this World Conference. We do want to acknowledge that these resolutions were passed in mission centers without knowledge of the provisions of the counsel. However, Doctrine and Covenants 164 provides clear direction about how to address such issues, and it provides a way for them to be resolved. Therefore, it is our ruling that in order for the provisions of Doctrine and Covenants 164 to be implemented, the following resolutions will not come before this World Conference for consideration:

G-1 Marriage Couple
G-2 Priesthood Authorized to Officiate at Same-sex Marriages Where Legal
G-4 Legal Marriage and the Sacrament of Marriage
G-5 Policy on Priesthood
G-6 Equal Access to Church Sacraments
G-9 Resolution on Human Rights
G-12 Full Inclusion
G-13 Policy on Priesthood
G-14 Legal Marriage and the Sacrament of Marriage
G-16 Request to Authorize Ordinations
G-18 Blessing of Committed Relationships
G-21 Common Consent on Definition of Marriage
G-22 Common Consent on Officiating Same-sex Marriages
G-23 Common Consent for Not Ordaining Homosexuals
G-25 Same-gender Marriage and Commitment Ceremonies
G-26 Giftedness, Diversity, and Priesthood 
G-27 Policy on Priesthood

Four resolutions propose to refer to the First Presidency legislation about same-sex marriage and legislation concerned with homosexuality and ordination. The Presidency has ruled that the legislation pertaining to these matters will not come before the Conference. Consequently, motions to refer these matters are no longer necessary or in order:

G-7 Policy on Same-sex Marriage
G-8 Policy on Ordination of Homosexuals
G-19 Referring Matters of Ordination
G-20 Referring Matters of Marriage

2007 World Conference Legislative Action

The 2007 report of the Committee on Homosexuality and the Church was accepted.

2004 World Conference Legislative Action

The 2004 interim report of the Committee on Homosexuality and the Church was accepted.

The following resolution was ruled out of order.

G-4 Consideration of Homosexuality

These resolutions were referred to the First Presidency, as called for in G-13, Dialogue on Homosexuality.

G-5 Policy on Mnistry to Homosexuals
G-6 Policy on Mnistry to Homosexuals
G-10 Policy on Mnistry to Homosexuals
G-11 Request for New Statement on Homosexuality
G-12 Let Us Not Divide

2002 World Conference Legislative Action

Two resolutions were proposed, and both were referred to the First Presidency.

G-5 Review of Policy on Homosexuality
G-7 Homosexuality