Thursday, 18 November 2010

Goodbye to 'Harman's Law'

Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equality, Theresa May popped up on the Today programme this morning to talk about her decision to scrap the so called 'Harman's Law'. May announced in a speech on Wednesday that the ‘socio-economic duty’ on public bodies to enforce equality (introduced in the Equality Act 2010) would be scrapped, saying: “You can’t solve a problem as complex as inequality in one legal clause.”

May also announced that up to 12,000 men will be treated more fairly thanks to the changes relating to convictions for consensual gay sex with over 16s. The Freedom Bill, due to be published by February next year, will change the law so that people can apply to have such convictions deleted from the Police National Computer. A welcome move.

Read the full story on PinkNews here and watch a video of her original speech below:

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