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

  • Signed because I've seen for many years how Single people are 'legally' discriminated against and fed up of it - it's about time things changed
  • I've just completed an online equality and diversity training module, so I've only just learned that it is illegal to discriminate against someone because they are married or in a civil partnership, and astonished to find that it is fine to discriminate against someone who is single. It seems like an obvious flaw in the Equality Act that needs fixing.
  • This is an increasing problem. Tour operators themselves are not to blame, but accommodation providers such as cruise lines and hotel chains are - they provide very little single accommodation. Most large 2,500 - 4,000 passenger cruise ships only have a handful of single cabins! And yet 30 - 40% of the population is single.

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