Melton Borough Council

Protected Characteristics

Marriage and Civil Partnership and the law

More information on the protected characteristic of ‘Marriage and civil partnership’ can be found here:



Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).The Helpline advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)  Great Britain’s national equality body which has been awarded an ‘A’ status as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) by the United Nations. They use their unique powers to challenge discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and protect human rights.