To: Minister for Women and Equalities

Outlaw discrimination against single people

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Robin Oliver
Outlaw discrimination against single people

Incredibly, the Equality Act does not prohibit discrimination against an individual because she or he is single. Singles pay more for everything from car insurance to gym facilities. Hotels charge a single room supplement even though single rooms are often worse. Married couples benefit from the marriage tax allowance. It is wrong in principle that to discriminate against someone because they are married is illegal but to discriminate against someone because they are single is not.

Why is this important?

Without this, singles will be wide open to discrimination in employment, housing, credit facilities, leisure facilities etc.


Reasons for signing

  • The whole thing is completely nonsensical and unfair. As a couple I would have somone else paying half the bills etc, yet I'd also get a "marriage" allowance. It's the single people thta need the extra financial help. And why is the council tax not reduced by at least 50% for a single inhabitant? One person is far less of a strain on council resources and other households are paying much less in comparison when we only get a 25% reduction. This is completely unjust. These inequalities must end.
  • I'm tired of being disadvantage, from paying single supplements to not having to buy multi packs at the supermarket. There are more and more single people, and there are so many organisations making a fortune out of us and nothing seems to be done about it
  • Discrimination is rife,even animals have rights, but single people has been discriminated against, all humans as individuals should be given the same opportunities or benefits,i have been married before,but now divorce,that does not make me a less person than married couples,so why should we have different benefits. it seems we been penalise for been single. the government need to debate this make new legislation ,its ridiculous and prejudice and narrow minded and selfish,and plain wrong.

Updates

2017-03-18 15:08:28 +0000

100 signatures reached

2016-03-10 23:15:29 +0000

50 signatures reached

2015-05-07 10:13:30 +0100

25 signatures reached

2014-12-04 11:40:27 +0000

10 signatures reached