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Marriage and civil partnership discrimination definition

What does Marriage and civil partnership discrimination mean?

The concept that a person cannot discriminate against another person on the ground that he or she is married or is a civil partner.

This is one of the nine protected characteristics of discrimination law. The definition does not cover unmarried couples and cannot include someone who is discriminated against on grounds of being single.


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Marriage and civil partnership discrimination is referenced 2 in UK Parliament Acts

Marriage and civil partnership discrimination is referenced 1 in Halsbury's Laws of England

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