GS 1980 art 80

GS 1980 ARTICLE 80Women’s Voting Rights

The following motion is moved, discussed and voted upon: “Synod decide,

To leave the matter of Women’s Voting Rights in the freedom of the Churches.


  • 1. Neither the Report of the Study Committee nor the Report of the Advisory Committee have given sufficient proof from Scripture that women should be denied this right.
  • 2. Article 22, Church Order recognizes the right of approbation to women which is not proven to be essentially different from voting.
  • 3. Article 22, Church Order leaves room to the local Churches to act accord• ing to local regulations, in accordance with what has been agreed upon by the Churches re: the matter of voting in Article 22, Church Order.”