Government Equalities Office

As well as holding the post of Home Secretary, Theresa May is also the minister responsible for women and equality. She is joined by Lynne Featherstone, who is the parliamentary under secretary of state for equality.


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The Government Equalities Office is the department responsible for equalities legislation and policy in the UK.

They work to improve equality and reduce discrimination and disadvantage. They lead on gender issues, to make sure gender equality is included in all government policy. They also lead on sexual orientation and transgender equality policy, working to make sure lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people are protected against discrimination.

Read more about what the Government Equalities Office (new window) do on their website.

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