Thursday, January 11, 2007

A victory for equality

I was pleased to see a defeat for intolerance in the House of Lords this week – in line with the policy of UNISON, as agreed at our National LGBT Conference last year.

It is quite right that there is a legal prohibition on discrimination at work on grounds of sexual orientation and it was always nonsensical that such discrimination in the provision of goods and services should remain lawful.

UNISON supported this progressive step and opposed attempts to create exemptions from the duty not to discriminate on spurious religious grounds.

1 comment:

a very public sociologist said...

It is good news. Now we have the rare situation of Northern Ireland having a progressive piece of legislation on the books that the rest UK has not. These provisions need extending.