Anglican Diocese of Ak - Decision on Human RightsTribunal
Decision of the Human Rights Review Tribunal
Media Statement - 17 October 2013
Anglican Diocese of Auckland
The Anglican Bishop of Auckland, The Right Reverend Ross Bay, has welcomed the decision of the Human Rights Review Tribunal.
He believes the decision correctly identified the balance between individual human rights and the autonomous nature of the Church in a way that ensures the freedom of religion.
The Bishop is appreciative of the work of the Tribunal members and the careful and respectful way in which they have undertaken their work.
Throughout this process Bishop Ross has been conscious of the impact of this issue on the lives of people. For some time the Anglican Church has been working through processes to address the issue that was before the Tribunal and Bishop Ross says the Church remains committed to that process.