The Synod of South Africa's Dutch Reformed church will be asked to give the green light to stable gay relationships and out and proud Church ministers.
The church's Western Cape branch decided to send the controversial proposal, compiled by 26 members, to the Dutch Reformed Church's General Synod with a request to supply clear guidelines on the subject.
A Church spokesman says that although this is an incredibly devisive issue in the church, the Synod is requested to handle the matter in a sober and Biblical manner.
The proposal requests that the synod keep its 2007 policy of marriage only being between one man and one woman but that the Synod also accept that there can be a permanent unique relationship between two people of the same sex.
The Synod is requested to investigate how same sex relationships can comply with Christian moral and ethical requirements.
In the new proposal the Synod is also asked to drop its previous decision on allowing gay ministers as long as they remain celibate and to allow gay ministers regardless of sexual activity.