Commons debates Report Stage of Equality Bill

03 December 2009

The House of Commons debated the Report Stage and Third Reading of the Equality Bill

The Equality Bill will harmonise and in some cases extend existing discrimination law covering age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

It will address the impact of recent case law which is generally seen as having weakened discrimination protection, and harmonise provisions defining indirect discrimination.

The Bill has now passed to the House of Lords.

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