Church of England Accused of Discrimination

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: June 16, 2016

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith / Morals

Area of case: Private



The Church of England has been accused of discriminating against a lesbian couple by refusing to conduct their wedding.

Janie and Lisa Davey-Collins invited Revd Heather Aston from St Mawgan in Meneage Church in Helston, Cornwall to officiate a wedding at their home in March.

Revd Heather and the Diocese of Truro refused, on the grounds that both morally and legally the Church of England is unable to perform same-sex weddings.
The Church of England has maintained that marriage is between a man and a woman, and it was also specifically exempt from 2013’s same-sex marriage legislation.
The women described the refusal as discrimination.
Source: Anglican Mainstream