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Marriage (81323-C2-¶161.C)

Amend ¶161.C as follows:
  
C) Marriage-We affirm the sanctity of the marriage covenant that is expressed in love, mutual support, personal commitment, and shared fidelity between a man and a woman. We believe...

Rationale

Marriage requires love, personal commitment and shared fidelity but not gender distinction for success in the modern world. Homosexuality is orientation as opposed to practice. Our model is Jesus, who welcomed all people in all their complicated humanity, in our treatment of all God's children as individuals of sacred worth.