Minute: Montclair Meeting on Sexual Orientation

Montclair Monthly Meeting

At its Monthly Meeting for Business, sixth month 11, 2006, the following minute was approved:

Montclair Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends affirms the right of any F/friend to form a lasting and meaningful relationship based upon integrity, mutual love and commitment. Such a relationship will be respected and upheld by the Monthly Meeting in all matters spiritual and temporal.

Note: This minute is in response to the issue of exclusionary hiring policies of Friends United Meeting. The Montclair Monthly Meeting, while approving the above minute, also directed Ministry and Oversight to address further aspects of the hiring policy, such as unmarried heterosexuals who may be sexually active, whether prior to or subsequent to employment.