Quick Guide: Equality in the UK
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Introduction

Gender

Race and religion

Disability

Sexuality

Enforcing rights

Introduction

Equality laws are designed to ensure public bodies treat everyone in the UK equally.

Others specifically protect minorities.

Recent changes will have far-reaching effects on British society for years to come.

Equality laws reflect how society sees itself, although they may not reflect the reality of what happens in practice.

The laws feed the debate about modern Britain, such as how multicultural and diverse societies treat minorities and how to define what it is to be a citizen.

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