Comment on the Chronicle article about the Methodist Church allowing same-sex marriages
A recent press article where three town councillors gave their personal views on the decision of the Methodists’ same sex marriage rule has led a few people to ask for the Congleton Town Council on this decision.
Although the national decision by the church has not been discussed at a Council Committee, the town council discusses local rather than national issues, Congleton Town Council has a strong Equalities and Inclusion policy which means we welcome and support the action taken by the Methodist Church to remove a barrier to discrimination.
The Town Council’s policy is about creating a town that is fair, inclusive and a safe place for everyone. As a Town Council we are committed to working to remove any barriers that arise from inequality, discrimination or lack of opportunity connected to one or more of the characteristics that are protected by the Equality Act 2010. These characteristics are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
The Town Council is supportive of the LGBQT+ community in Congleton and looks forward to being part of Congleton Pride 2021 on the 21st August.