Sexual orientation discrimination legislation has been in place in the UK since Sexual orientation is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act The law is primarily designed to protect lesbian, gay and bisexual LGB employees and job applicants against direct and indirect sexual orientation discrimination, and harassment and victimisation because of someone's sexual orientation.
The Trump administration has attacked LGBT rights in healthcare, employment, housing, education, commerce, the military, prisons and sports. The move would fundamentally reverse civil rights for millions of people, LGBT leaders say, and raises fears that LGBT people may lose the minimal protections and resources they have won in past years. Since taking office, the Trump administration has sought to reverse healthcare protections for trans people, moved to ban trans people from serving in the militaryeliminated rules protecting trans students and pushed to allow businesses to turn away gay and trans customers if they seek a religious exemption.
Porter is working on amendments to the exposure draft bill before introducing it to parliament, after concerns from human rights and LGBTI groups that it will license religious statements that breach other discrimination laws and employer concerns it will prevent them setting codes of conduct around religious speech. On Monday the Victorian government opened consultation on its proposed ban on gay conversion therapy. Victoria has not released its submission but Guardian Australia understands because it is considering using civil law — not criminal law — to ban gay conversion therapy, the federal bill could override the ban.
The Pride parade in London is taking place on Saturday 6 July. Pride has been celebrated all over the world over the last few weeks. Two years ago in the UK, the Pride celebrations were particularly significant as marked the year anniversary since it stopped being illegal for two men to be in a relationship in England and Wales. This is called the decriminalisation of homosexuality, and meant that this wasn't going to be a crime anymore.
Skip to content. It's against the law for an employer to discriminate against you because of your sexual orientation. You're also protected against harassment or bullying at work.
His remarks came during a private audience with the eight UK celebrities, including actor Les Dennis, comedian Katy Brand and Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford, that marked the end of their kilometre walk along a section of the ancient Via Francigena pilgrim route. We are all human beings and have dignity. It does not matter who you are, or how you live your life — you do not lose your dignity. This shift will have great impact, as it is the way so many lay Catholics, but not leaders, view LGBT issues.