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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Ending age discrimination in services, public functions and associations - A consultation (new window)
Comment on the provisions in the Equalities Act 2010 that deal with age discrimination, on the Government Equalities Office website. Closing date 25 May 2011.
Published date 03 March 2011
Access to elected office consultation (new window)
Comment on the proposals for increasing access to elected office by disabled people, on the Government Equalities Office website. Closing date 11 May 2011.
Published date 16 February 2011
Ban lifted on civil partnerships in religous buildings
Plans to allow religious buildings in England and Wales to host civil ceremonies announced.
Published 17 February 2011
New funding to help disabled people become MPs
Disabled people who want to become councillors or MPs will have access to a fund to help them overcome the barriers they face. Read the news story and contribute to the consultation.
Published 16 February 2011
Home Office tops Stonewall Index
A leading charity for lesbian, gay and bisexual people has named the Home Office employer of the year for 2011.
Published 12 January 2011
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.