Subject: A Word to the Church Concerning Proposed Amendment to the Marriage Canon
Moved By: Ms. Cynthia Haines-Turner
Seconded By: The Very Rev. Peter Wall
Be it resolved that this General Synod:
Adopt the affirmations in the document entitled A Word to the Church concerning the proposed amendment of Canon XXI (On Marriage in the Church).
Source: Council of General Synod
Submitted By: Council of General Synod
Does this motion contain within it any financial implications? Yes No
If yes, has the General Synod Expenditures Committee considered the implications? Yes No
At their March 2019 meeting, the Council of General Synod adopted and commended for consideration by General Synod the document A Word to the Church concerning the proposed amendment of Marriage Canon XXI.
PROCEDURE FOR ADOPTION (G)
In the normal course, an ordinary motion must be passed by a majority of the members of General Synod present and voting together. Six members of General Synod may, prior to the question being put, require a vote by Orders, with a majority of each Order being necessary to pass.
If a question passes on a Vote by Orders, any six members (two from each of three different dioceses) may immediately before the next item of business require a vote to be taken by dioceses. A motion passes if a majority (or a tie) of dioceses vote in favour.
Source: Sections 4 and 5 of the Declaration of Principles and sections 18, 19 and 20 of the Rules of Order and Procedure.