In April 2008, EDF wrote to the President and Commissioners of the European Commission to express support for the proposal for a new equality directive.
Sex discrimination regulations came into force on 6 April 2008.
On 23 November 2007, EDF and JUSTICE held a conference about multi-dimensional discrimination in London attended by eighty participants.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (previously known as the Commission for Equality and Human Rights) opened on 1 October 2007.
Incitement to religious hatred became a criminal offence in England and Wales on 1 October 2007 with the commencement of the Racial and Religious Hatred Act.
The Equality and Diversity Forum responded to the Government discrimination law consultation that closed on 4 September 2007.
In June 2007, The House of Lords handed down its judgment in a case that explored the definition of ‘public authority’ under section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998.
The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 came into force on 1 October 2006.
The Equality Act gained Royal Assent on 20 February 2006.
The Civil Partnership Act came into force on 5 December 2005 and the first ceremonies took place on 21st December.