On 21 July, the Government published ‘The Equality Bill – Government Response to the Consultation’.
Legislation on incitement to hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation was passed in May 2008.
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.
The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 came into force on 1 October 2006.
The Equality Act gained Royal Assent on 20 February 2006.