Petition 81033

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Definition of Gender (81033-C2-¶161.G)

Add the following sentence at the end of  ¶161.G):
  
   For the purposes of interpreting all provisions of the United Methodist Book of Discipline and Social Principles, a person's biological gender at the time of birth is to be considered the person's gender throughout his or her lifetime.

Rationale

Creation has order and purpose. Each person is born either male or female.