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Carolyn Marie

Anglican Church to Offer Special Services forTG People

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I hope that the sentiment below is one that continues to gain traction:

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Proposing the motion, Chris Newlands, from Blackburn, Lancashire, said: “I hope that we can make a powerful statement to say that we believe that trans people are cherished and loved by God, who created them, and is present through all the twists and turns of their lives.”

 

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The Episcopal Church which is the U.S. branch of the Anglican Communion has had full Trans* inclusion since 2012 when it's Constitution & Canons were amended by an almost 80% majority of its General Convention that year.  At its General Convention in 2015, it was approved by an even greater margin to create a Liturgy specifically for name change, but since 2012 Bishops have been permitted to create appropriate rites for their local members.  I had my name change done in June 2015, and in October 2016. a woman in a neighboring Diocese to mine also had hers changed using a rite adapted from the vows of people entering Holy Orders (Nun's and Monks -- which the Episcopal Church has) where they changed their names in order to better serve in the churches.  Very appropriate in my book. 

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