SCA Announce: Request for Comment - Competitor-Consort Proposal

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism is seeking commentary on proposed changes to Corpora regarding competition in Royal Lists.

On July 17, 2012 the Board distributed to the membership for its comments the following proposed change to Corpora:

Current language reads:

Each competitor in a Royal List must be fighting for a consort of the opposite gender.

Proposed change for commentary reads:

Each competitor in a Royal List must be fighting for a prospective consort of the opposite sex unless the Crown has elected to permit a competitor to fight for a prospective consort of the same sex.

Commentary on this language is being accepted until December 1, 2012.

After additional discussion, the Board has decided to submit the following additional proposed change for commentary. These proposed changes, if both are approved, would work together to address the intent behind allowing same-sex couples to have the opportunity to enter a royal list to fight for the honor of their inspiration.

Corpora IV. B. 4.

No one may take part in a Royal Lists as both competitor and prospective consort.

Commentary on this secondary language will be accepted until March 1, 2013. Please use the title "Competitor-Consort Proposal" in the Subject line.

While these proposed changes, if both are approved, would work together to address the intent behind allowing same-sex couples to have the opportunity to enter a royal list to fight for the honor of their inspiration, it must again be stressed that no decisions have been yet been made. The Board may approve or reject one or both of the proposed changes and will make a decision on each proposed change when its individual comment period is over. The Board’s current intention is to not delay a decision on the first proposed change while the comment period for the second proposed change runs its course.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:

SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

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

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