Same-sex monarchs - Bod proposes new language, want feedback

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Same-sex monarchs - Bod proposes new language, want feedback

Postby Joshua » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:52 pm

As noted in the Inspirational Equality Facebook group, the Board of Directors released this information:

At the Oct 2011 Board meeting, in response to a formal request from An Tir and a substantial amount of related correspondence from our membership, we committed to crafting proposed language to allow same-gender consorts at the Crown/Coronet List level to send out for commentary. This topic is clearly emotionally charged for many people, whether for or against the change. We do not have clear direction from a majority of participants based on either the Census data or the correspondence received to date.

The Board therefore solicits commentary on the following potential language change to its governing documents in hopes of eliciting commentary and direction from the membership:

Current language:
Each competitor in a Royal Lists must be fighting for a consort of the opposite gender.

Proposed Language:
Each competitor in a Royal Lists must be fighting for a consort of the opposite gender. Crowns may permit entry into the Royal Lists by same-gender couples.

Comments on this proposal are due by April 1, 2012 (to comments@lists.sca.org). Please use the title "Same-Gender Consort Proposal" in the Subject line.


Personally I think it's sloppy English, confusing wording, and all in all a poor compromise (a la "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"). Whatever you think, by all means give your feedback!

Also, a new petition has been set up if you want to sign it:

http://www.change.org/petitions/allow-s ... n-tourneys

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Re: Same-sex monarchs - Bod proposes new language, want feedback

Postby Joshua » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:31 am

Just bumping this to remind everyone that the comment period is ending this weekend - responses are due by April 1, which is this Sunday.

Please provide your feedback to comments@lists.sca.org, with "Same-Gender Consort Proposal" in the subject line.

Please let your voice be heard!

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