Testimony on A049 Authorize Liturgical Resources for Blessing Same-Gender Relationships

I am Tom Jackson,  and I speak in support of Resolution A049 as President of Oasis California, the LGBT Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of California. 

Two trans resolutions clear committee

“By adding gender expression we are saying who is called in,” Deputy Ellen Tilotson said minutes before the Committee on Ministry voted to send two measures protecting transgender Episcopalians from discrimination on to the next stage of deliberation at the General Convention. The vote came after a hearing marked by transgender Episcopalians presenting powerful testimony on the need for resolutions D002 and D019 to pass.  Only one person spoke against the measures.