Symon Hill, associate director of the thinktank Ekklesia, who is himself a Quaker, commented as follows on the decision of the the Quakers' Yearly Meeting in York to affirm same-sex marriages:
“I trust this decision will inspire people of all faiths and none who are working for the inclusion of gay, lesbian and bisexual people. As with other churches, this has not been an easy process for Quakers. I hope that others will have the courage to follow this lead and speak up for the radical inclusivity of Christ. As Christians, we are called to stand with those on the margins who are denied equality”.