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Your tenants are gay, get over it!: how housing services discriminate against LGBT+ users

Matthews, Peter and Poyner, Chris (2017) Your tenants are gay, get over it!: how housing services discriminate against LGBT+ users. British Politics and Policy at LSE (19 Oct 2017). Website.

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Are public services delivering equality for LGBT+ service users? In a socially progressive society like the UK, the presumption is that probably they are. However, Peter Matthews and Chris Poyner's research suggests some very basic steps are still required to deliver equality. In 2017 gay men and LGBT+* allies in the UK are celebrating 50 years since sex between two men, aged over 21, in private, was decriminalised in England and Wales in the Sexual Offences Act 1967. The 2007 Equality Order then banned discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and the Equality Act 2010 brought together all equalities legislation in the UK, developing one of the most advanced statutory frameworks for promoting equality. Equal Marriage legislation removed the last legal barrier to equal treatment, except in Northern Ireland.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2017 09:23
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:14

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