Entry #1436: LGBT discrimination in Scotland

Original entry by Grogipher Grogipher ()

RegionScotland
IssueLGBT discrimination
StatusIllegal
Start DateOct 1, 2010
End Datenow
Description The Equality Act brings together over 116 separate pieces of legislation into one single Act. Combined, they make up a new Act that provides a legal framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all. The Act simplifies, strengthens and harmonises the current legislation to provide Britain with a new discrimination law which protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society. Also covering LGBT discrimination would be the Human Rights Act, which is a fundamental piece of the legislation underpinning the Scottish Parliament.
Sourceshttp://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/legal-and-policy/key-legislatures/equality-act-2010/what-is-the-equality-act
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