12 Sexual orientation
12 Sexual orientation
Equality Act 2010 | Legislation

(1)     Sexual orientation means a person's sexual orientation towards—

(a)     persons of the same sex,

(b)     persons of the opposite sex, or

(c)     persons of either sex.

(2)     In relation to the protected characteristic of sexual orientation—

(a)     a reference to a person who has a particular protected characteristic is a reference to a person who is of a particular sexual orientation;

(b)     a reference to persons who share a protected characteristic is a reference to persons who are of the same sexual orientation.