Saturday, July 07, 2012

Reform Unequal Immigration Law -- Resolution Adopted

We are on a 15 minute break so I'm throwing up this "breaking news" blog about one of the first resolutions to make it through both houses of the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church ... putting us on the right side of history and in alignment with the Anglican Mark of Mission: "To seek to transform unjust structures of society."

D011 Reform Unequal Immigration Law

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the 77th General Convention urge enactment of legislation to permit same-gender legal domestic partners and spouses of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to seek la
wful permanent resident status in the same manner as different-gender spouses of citizens and lawful permanent residents; and be it further

Resolved, That the 77th General Convention encourage dioceses and congregations to pray for, support, and advocate for the immigrants, refugees, and strangers in their communities, including lesbian and gay families facing unwanted moves, deportation or being split apart due to unequal treatment of same-gender couples under federal immigration law.

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