Submitted by Helen Christensen on Tuesday 10th January 2023
Published on Friday 13th January 2023
Current status: Open
Open until: Thursday 13th July 2023
Current Signatures: 202
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Make hair colour a protected characteristic to prevent discrimination
Extend discrimination protection in the Equality Act to hair colour, to try and help prevent discrimination and bullying of people for their hair colour.
Some people see bullying red-haired people is acceptable, but this is prejudice against people for a trait they were born with.
Whilst some people might see it as a laugh to belittle, demean and abuse children for being red haired or their phenotypical characteristic, it can be very harmful stripping these children of their positive self-identity and confidence and worse it can lead to school refusal, health problems, and even self-injurious behaviour.
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