- 2004 National Lesbian & Gay Conference
- 20 November 2004
Conference welcomes the House of Lords Judgement in the Mendoza tenancy case.
Conference congratulates the NLGC and the National Officer on the production of “Not Just a Friend” the Best Practice guidance on healthcare for lesbian, gay and bisexual service users and their families. Conference notes that the Cymru/Wales regional lesbian and gay self-organised group have raised the issues in the guide with Jane Hutt AM, Minister of Health and Social Services and are expecting implementation of the Best Practice Guide in Wales.
Conference instructs the NLGC to develop a Best Practice Guide on equal provision on goods and services supplied to lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender people in advance of any new laws that may be developed by government in partnership with UNISON and other stakeholders.
Conference instructs that the NLGC through its Labour Link develop briefings to enable the consideration of best practice within legislation on the provision of goods and services and consumer protection to enable equal access to be extended to lesbian, gay men, bisexual and transgender people in these areas.
Conference is appalled by the continuing “loophole” in the law that allows discrimination, prejudice and homophobia to operate in the provision of goods and services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Conference instructs the NLGC through the NEC to develop an equality audit of companies providing services to UNISON to ensure that contracts developed are based upon ethical standards, and the visibility of inclusion, equality and integrity which are the core of UNISON’s aims and objectives.