Equality and Human Rights Commission – Consultation Results Published


Largest ever consultation reveals widespread confusion over laws protecting religion or belief

The largest ever public consultation carried out by the Equality and Human Rights Commission has found widespread public confusion and misunderstanding about the laws protecting freedom of religion or belief.

The Commission wanted to find out what people experience in their day to day lives following extensive media and public debate about how people are able to express their religious and other beliefs. Often that included how to deal with the right to express beliefs which others might view as offensive.

The results of the consultation will inform a report on the adequacy of the laws protecting religion or belief to be issued later this year. The Commission will also be producing guidance for employers and people who provide services to the public…….full article here 

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