The Government Equalities Office announced that it will consult on the future of civil partnerships.
This is from their May 2018 policy paper (pdf) which sets out plans for a new consultation to assess whether there is still enough demand for civil partnerships among same-sex couples, now that marriages are available to them. And whether there is demand for civil partnerships amongst opposite-sex couples.
The Social Mobility Commission has a vital role to play in “[putting] the Government’s feet to the fire” – but changes need to be made.
We need to build the capacity of our leaders to promote and achieve integration outcomes. Do you agree?
This is from the Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper (PDF), produced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), in March 2018.
The Green Paper invites views through public consultation on the government’s proposals to realise our vision of a society where people of all backgrounds get on with each other.
The paper proposes:
Measures to support recent migrants so that they have the information they need to integrate into society and understand British values and their rights and responsibilities
Core integration measures for national and local government to focus on
Measures to ensure that all children and young people are prepared for life in modern Britain and have the opportunity for meaningful social mixing with those from different backgrounds.
MHCLG are keen to hear from a wide range of interested parties from across local government, in the faith, voluntary, community and business sectors, and the general public.
The consultation will end on 5th June 2018.
Access the Government website to find out more about the consultation.
Read the Green Paper (PDF).
The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has announced new proposals to streamline and de-medicalise the process for changing gender. A consultation on the Gender Recognition Act 2004 will be launched in Autumn 2017.
The Government Equalities Office and Department for Education have launched a survey to understand the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people living in the UK, in July 2017.
Karima Bennoune, UN Special Rapporteur, invites stakeholders to contribute to a consultation on the impact of fundamentalism and extremism on the cultural rights of women. Submissions must be made by 19 May 2017.
The Office for National Statistics published an update to the 2009 Trans Data Position Paper in January 2017. The update covered legislation, the WEC Transgender Equality inquiry, data collection and question development worldwide, along with details of ONS research, testing and findings so far.
UNISON has commissioned NatCen to explore the impact of public spending reductions on LBG&T people. NatCen is inviting people who have used and/or provided LGB&T services to contribute to the research (before 20 September 2016).
In June 2014, the Government announced a review of the differences in benefits for survivors in occupational pension schemes and the TUC launched an e-petition calling for a change in the law.
The first same sex marriages took place on 29 March 2014. This follows the passing of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.