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Theresa May urges companies to work alongside government in battle for equality

Theresa May urges companies to work alongside government in battle for equality

All sectors in society must work together in order to help end sexual orientation discrimination, a senior government official has said.

Speaking at a recent conference held by Stonewall - a gay rights organisation set up in 1989 in order to fight against the implementation of Section 28 of the Local Government Act - home secretary Theresa May underlined the commitment of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat alliance to making Britain a fairer place to live.

However, she added that widespread participation in the struggle against inequality is essential from all members of the public if the government is going to be able to make this happen.

"Government can act as a leader, a convenor and an advocate for change, but on its own it can only ever make limited progress," Ms May remarked.

She added that the coalition will implement new legislation which will make it compulsory for companies to "give transparent information about their staff and services" in the near future.

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Posted by Richard Saunders