Board of Directors seeks comments on same-gender consort proposal

Leslie Luther-Fulton, Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors, has published an announcement requesting comments on a proposed change to the Governing Documents that would allow same-gender couples to enter Royal Lists.

Ms. Luther-Fulton writes:

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.  Please use the title "Same-Gender Consort Proposal" in the Subject line.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:

SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

 This change in the language

 This change in the language doesn't seem to remove the requirement to be fighting for a consort of an opposite gender.  Although it adds a new sentence, it doesn't alter the first one in any form, ergo, you still have opposite gendered consorts.