D026 Amend Canons I.17 and III.1.2 -Non-Discrimination in Hiring and Clergy Deployment

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That Canon I.17.5 be amended to read as follows:

Sec. 5 No one shall be denied rights, status or access to an equal place in the life, worship, and governance or employment of this Church because of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, marital or family status (including pregnancy or child care plans), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disabilities or age, except as otherwise specified by Canons.

And be it further

Resolved, That Canon I.17 be further amended by adding a new Section 6 and renumbering all subsequent sections:

Sec. 6 No employment search shall (a) include questions about race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, sex, marital or family status (including pregnancy and child care plans), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disabilities, or age, or (b) request a photograph of an applicant prior to an offer of employment being made and accepted.

And be it further

Resolved, That Canon III.1.2 be amended to read as follows:

Sec. 2 No person shall be denied access to the discernment process or to any process for the employment, licensing, calling, or deployment for any ministry, lay or ordained, in this Church because of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, sex, marital or family status (including pregnancy and child care plans), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disabilities or age, except as otherwise provided by these Canons. No right to employment, licensing, ordination,call, deployment or election is hereby established.


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