Landmark Welsh legislation for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual equality

Stonewall Cymru today welcomes the decision of the Welsh Assembly to pass landmark legislation in the Specific Public Sector Duties for Wales under the Equality Act 2010.

Yesterday’s Senedd vote means that Wales will be the first part of the UK to implement this important section of the Act. 

The duties will require public bodies to set clear equality goals, saying just how they will deliver for all protected characteristics.  They will need to work with communities and collect data on their performance.

Andrew White, Director of Stonewall Cymru said “These new duties will make a difference to the thousands of lesbian, gay and bisexual people across Wales.”

“The fact that the Duties were passed unanimously sends a really positive message, that Wales gets equality and we're serious about it!”

“We are delighted that the Welsh Assembly has responded so positively to the many people at Stonewall Cymru Have Your Say events who told us that they just wanted ‘the right to be counted’”

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1.     Stonewall Cymru is the all Wales lesbian, gay and bisexual equality charity founded in 2003. www.stonewallcymru.org.uk 

For more information contact: Andrew White, Director on 029 20 237744 or Andrew.White@stonewallcymru.org.uk 

 

 


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