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EU equality laws

July 9, 2014 10:49 PM
Originally published by LDDA - The Liberal Democrat Disability Association

Six years ago today, July the 2nd, I was sitting in the European Parliament when the Commission announced that they would bring forward comprehensive anti discrimination legislation. It was something that a few of us had been working towards for a number of years and we were delighted that all our hard work had paid off. Now, all these years later everyone is still waiting! We wanted to prevent discrimination across the EU on the grounds of disability, age,religion or belief and sexual orientation (race and gender are already covered as is employment). Of course many countries have their own legislation but many countries don't or don't cover all areas of discrimination. Every European citizen should have the same rights as everyone else. I hope the new MEPs will keep up the pressure on the Commission