The Episcopal Church House of Deputies has adopted Resolution D066 on trans-gender care. It affirms the church’s support for “gender affirming care” of any type and for any age — including children. The resolution appeared on the Deputies consent calendar. To be adopted the House of Bishops must concur.
D066 (Addressing restrictions on access to gender affirming care)
House of Deputies Message #39
The House of Deputies informs the House of Bishops that on Jul 8, 2022 it considered resolution D066 (Addressing restrictions on access to gender affirming care). The house acted to:
Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring,
That the 80th General Convention celebrates the diversity of human experience, recognizing that we are all made in the image of God, and be it further
Resolved, that the 80th General Convention calls for the Episcopal Church to advocate for access to gender affirming care in all forms (social, medical, or any other) and at all ages as part of our Baptismal call to “respect the dignity of every human being”; and be it further
Resolved, that the 80th General Convention affirms that all Episcopalians should be able to partake in gender affirming care with no restriction on movement, autonomy, or timing; and be it further
Resolved, that the 80th General Convention understands that the protection of religious liberty extends to all Episcopalians who may need or desire to access, to utilize, to aid others in the procurement of, or to offer gender affirming care; and be it further
Resolved, that this 80th General Convention supports public policies at the local, state, and national levels in all our countries to support gender affirming care.