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Friday, February 22

Labour's 50 achievements?

Labour mailing list members are being asked to add their thoughts to the 'Top 50 achievements', though anyone else can too.

At No. 32. is 'Scrapped Section 28 and introduced Civil Partnerships'.

Which is great - hurrah! - but far, far more significant is that they finally banned discrimination at work.

On December 1, 2003, the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (the EER) came into force in the UK and made it unlawful to discriminate against a person based on sexual orientation, or harass or victimize them because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation.

I'm sure that the list compliers and a lot of Brits assumed discrimination was already illegal, hence it's not mentioned.

But it wasn't. And although I know they needed prodding (by the European Courts, and hence 2003!) it's Labour's biggest achievement specifically for gay people.


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