9 January, 2015
For more than 2000 years the Christian church has proclaimed a message about human freedom, dignity and equality. Its message is based on the belief that everyone is equal, but not everyone is the same – equality and diversity.
Equality and diversity rights are now protected in law, primarily by the Equality Act 2010. The law is complex and the Equality Act 2010 provides protection for a range of different characteristics: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion and belief; sex; and, sexual orientation.