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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Radical reforms for parental leave and flexible working proposed
Theresa May backs the consultation on modernising Britain's workplace laws.
Published 16 May 2011
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
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
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.