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Decision No. 786

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April 25 1996
In Re: Petition from the 1996 General Conference Regarding the Constitutionality, Meaning, Application, or Effect of Proposed Legislation to Delete the Second Paragraph of Par. 810.3.

Digest of Case

That is a legislative placement decision. The Judicial Council does not have jurisdiction. Tom Matheny, President Wayne Coffin, Secretary

Statement of Facts

We have received a referral raising the question, does the statement "Ceremonies that celebrate homosexual unions shall not be conducted by our ministers and shall not be conducted in our churches" belong in Par. 71C. Par. 2616 provides that the General Conference may petition the Judicial Council regarding constitutionality, meaning, application or effect of proposed legislation. This is a legislative placement decision. We do not have jurisdiction.

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